Access Partner The Last Well Raises $700,000 for Liberian Water Projects

last-wellAccess today announced that its partner The Last Well (TLW) recently raised $700,000 in donations and pledges at a worship and benefit night. Hosted by Maclean Bible Church’s Tysons campus, the event saw 1,560 people attend in person and a further 487 tune in to watch online.

“I am profoundly grateful to everyone at Maclean Bible Church for their incredible generosity,” said TLW founder and director Dr. Todd Phillips. “This event resulted from one member of their congregation being inspired by our Thirst documentary, and shows the massive impact that a single person can have on our world.”

The money donated and pledged at the event will fund more than 225 water projects, which will include drilling new wells and rehabilitating existing ones in communities across the West African nation of Liberia.

“More than 100,000 Liberians will receive the gift of clean water for the first time thanks to the money raised at this event,” Phillips said. “More than half of these people are children.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.