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May 10th, 2003

(no subject) @ 03:36 am

abelfan:
I'm currently feelin: grateful grateful

[Ed. note: this is nothing short of phenomenal and all those who donated, as
well as the organizers, deserve great congratulations. Well done (no pun
intended). -- m2]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The African Well Fund Raises over $10,253.18 in Honor of Bono's Birthday!

May 9, 2003


The African Well Fund is thrilled to announce that its recent fundraising
drive to "Build a Well for Bono's Birthday" was a stupendous success. U2
fans from around the world donated over $10,000. The money will be used to
build wells in Africa in honor of Bono's birthday, May 10, 2003.

The drive was launched on April 1, 2003 and ended on May 1, 2003. Throughout
the month of April, the African Well Fund solicited donations in various
online U2 forums. We also collected over 170 "signatures " via email from
those who donated to be compiled into a birthday card that will be sent to
Bono. Along with the card, Bono will receive a plaque from our partner
organization, Africare, commemorating the wells built in his honor.

Inspired by media coverage of U2's Bono and former Secretary of the Treasury
Paul O'Neill's trip to Africa, the African Well Fund was formed by a group
of U2 fans that wanted to do more for the people of Africa. The Well Fund
was founded to focus on one achievable goal: providing access to clean
water. 100% of proceeds from the African Well Fund are donated to Africare
's well building projects in Uganda and Ethiopia. Africare is one of the
leading private, non-profit charitable U.S. organizations assisting Africa.
For more information please visit www.africare.org.

In the coming months, we will be providing updates and pictures via our
website (www.africanwellfund.org) as Bono 's wells are built. Although the
birthday fundraiser is complete, we continue to accept donations to the
fund. The drive to provide clean water for all the people of Africa
continues.
 
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From:julylorelei
Date:May 10th, 2003 08:11 am (UTC)

whoohoo!!

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That's awesome!! I had a feeling that they would go well over just the $1000 needed for a single well. Collectively, my mother and I donated $35, I think, so I'm excited about that, too :)
From:carrie3078
Date:May 10th, 2003 09:37 am (UTC)
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Wow! That's great. Now Bono will know he and the boys have the best fans in the world.
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From:ogreatitskate
Date:May 10th, 2003 07:12 pm (UTC)
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Makes me uber proud.

When it comes down to it, U2 fans are the greatest people in the world. :D

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