YORK (www.africanwellfund.org) - The African Well Fund's 3rd Annual
"Build a Well For Bono's Birthday" campaign is off to a an
extraordinary start! Midway through the campaign, over $10,000 has been
raised. The fundraiser continues through May 1st and AWF hopes to
double or triple that amount by then.
The Birthday Well campaign
was launched on March 27th in San Diego
at the Hard Rock Café with a
party hosted by @U2, a U2 fan website. Over $3500 was raised that
evening, and since that time donations and birthday greetings have
poured in from all over the world. Please visit www.africanwellfund.org
for complete instructions on how to donate and how to leave an online
birthday message for Bono. The messages will be collected and delivered
to Bono, along with a "Well Share" for the amount raised.
year's campaign is an especially exciting one, as it coincides with the
first leg of U2's Vertigo tour. African Well Fund volunteers have been
distributing flyers at all the Vertigo tour dates thus far and will
continue to do so throughout the tour. The African Well Fund is
actively seeking participation from tour city radio stations and
collaboration with pre-concert events to highlight this issue.
ShowbizIreland.com and Variety.com have generously donated ad space on
their web sites for the campaign. The fundraiser has also received
mentions on MTV.com and in the VH1/Westwood One newsletter as well as
on various radio station websites throughout the country. In addition,
many radio stations are airing public service announcements in support
of the drive and The Reader, a weekly alternative Omaha newspaper has
donated ad space to the campaign
All donations from the campaign
go directly to Africare's water project programs. Africare is one of
the leading private, non -profit charitable U.S. organizations
assisting Africa. For more information please visit www.africare.org
The African Well Fund was founded to focus on one achievable goal:
providing access to clean water for everyone in Africa. The African
Well Fund believes that access to clean water is not merely a basic
human need but a basic human right.
The African Well Fund is a
registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded by a group
of U2 fans in 2002. Since that time, the African Well Fund has raised
over $70,000 to fund water projects. For more information about these
projects, please visit www.africanwellfund.org
and click on Our Wells.