Water for the World Act Postcards

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Order postcards (available in bundles of 50) to help us reach our goal of 30,000 letters to Congress for clean water!

You can also send a letter right now to your members of Congress by using this form.

Thank you for your efforts to help bring Water to the World. 

  1. Rosalind Hopton on November 6, 2013 Reply

    Dear Sir/Madam:

    Please if you can rush the postcards out, as I will be meeting with a group of over 100 women during the month of December, and would like to share this information with them so that they will be able to forward the information to their representative as well as possibly being able to attend the presentations in DC

    Thanks for keeing me informed.
    Rosalind Hopton

    • beyond5 on November 6, 2013 Reply

      Hi Rosalind,

      What an amazing opportunity! Thank you for using it to help speak out about water and those most in need. We have your order and the first batch should go out by early next week at the latest. Thank you, again! We appreciate your support.

      Christina
      Beyond 5
      World Vision Advocacy

  2. Melissa Walker-Ramsey on November 12, 2013 Reply

    Hello, I have a week off at the end of this month and would like to obtain signatures for this cause. My question is it okay to go to local businesses to solicit for signatures? I wanted to check since it is World Vision’s brand.

    • Hi Melissa,

      Thank you for your comment, we really appreciate your enthusiasm and love this idea! What we have found in the past, the best thing to do is to contact the business before hand and if the business says that it is okay to stop by, make sure they let the employees working know you may be in. Many World Vision supporters have been able to gain support from businesses with this method. Be sure to place your postcard order and we look forward to seeing how it goes!

  3. sammi fredenburg on December 5, 2013 Reply

    not sure if my request for cards went through or not. I tried to submit but was sent to a google account, that I no longer have. I did want info on ordering 100 cards please, if my request didn’t work. not a contender for any contest, but I do work directly with my congressman’s staff concerning poverty and hunger issues. thank you.

  4. Lynne Cassell on December 6, 2013 Reply

    Please send me 100 postcards for the contest. I’m going to DC regardless, but I’ve been trying to order postcards.Help, please.

    • Hi Lynne,

      Thank you! I believe Amanda from our team has been in touch with you. Please let us know if there is anything else you need!

  5. Matthew Dykema on April 24, 2014 Reply

    Could you please send my order of 50 postcards as soon as you can. Also, can I change my order to 100 postcards. I am doing a school project in the next couple of weeks and have chosen this as my cause and would like to get all 50 postcards filled out from school families and mailed out. I think it would be great to support fresh water for the kids in Kenya!! Thank you

    • beyond5 on April 25, 2014 Reply

      Matthew, this is great! We love what you are doing. We will increase your order to 100 and they will go out on Monday. Please let us know if you have any questions or need anything else. Thank you!!

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