Water From Rachel
For her 9th birthday, Seattle's Rachel Beckwith asked friends and family to donate $9 to charity: water so kids her age in Africa would have clean water to drink. She fell short of her $300 goal, but vowed to do better the next year. A month later, Rachel was killed in a car crash. Word spread. This week, a year later, her mom Samantha Paul visited Ethiopia, where sixty thousand people in over 100 villages will drink clean water thanks to $1.2 million donated in Rachel’s name. Video: Kleenex advised.