Welcome! Jamie here,

- Yep, I've officially become part of "Team World Vision" to help provide clean drinking water for Children of the DR Congo in Africa.
- On Saturday, March 7th, 2020, a small team of non-runners from Ocean Hills will be riding on our bikes for these kids, around Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties covering --- 100 MILES !!! --- 

Would you consider joining me in support?

=== WHY ? ===

Have you ever become part of a cause that is way bigger than you can provide to make a difference?

- Well, the collective response of THIS cause has driven a movement that has changed the lives of thousands - FOREVER!
- A $50 donation from you will provide a child with clean water for life.
- One kid at a time. Or TWO even for $100, by people like you and me.
- In comparison, that's like sacrificing a single night out on the town.

Follow any of the links listed below under "Further Information" to learn more about the cause and the World Vision Non-Profit Organization, if you are interested in learning more.

=== Why Me ? ===

I'm moved to respond and ready to jump in "again"!

- 6 years ago I ran the LA Marathon.I am still not a runner; it was grueling for me, but worth every stride for the cause and having others, like you, join with me in support putting wind in my sails to make it to the finish.

- The last few years, I have partcipated as a century cyclist to raise awareness and support for this cause.

- Once again, I will be riding my bike 100 miles and setting my goal to 50 kids. 

- Ambitious goal? Yes! - $2,500 -  Achievable?  Definitely, with your help! 

~ The reality. I'll ride the entire hundred miles for a single child! ~

=== Why YOU ? ===

You are here because you are family, a friend, or a person who I have journeyed with in life ... you know me and we share the same heart for others.

- If your are moved like me by this and you'd like to make a charitable contribution, partner with me to BE a part of something special.
... Something you'll never hear on the news
... Something you'll likely not hear from the recipient of your generous gift
... Something that will have a profound impact on someone's life.

- Together, let's be part of the "difference makers" in our world !!!

ANY donation is appreciated. Click on the orange "Support Me" button on the top of this web page, and join me in this endeavor.

With deep gratitude,
~Jamie Chilton


Further Information - Links about World Vision's Water Project

First, check out this video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhxdDg4H4OY&authuser=0

World Vision provides more clean water than any nongovernment organization in the world. They work with communities around the world to help solve the puzzle of poverty -- providing things like clean water, nutritious food, education, medical care, economic opportunity, and spiritual development.

"Just the facts" about World Vision's Clean Water Project:

https://www.worldvision.org/about-us/media-center/world-vision-launched-worlds-biggest-6k-walk-water

https://www.teamworldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1106

https://www.worldvision.org/wp-content/uploads/FEC_Water-Sanitation-Hygiene_0.pdf

The inside scoop on your donation dollars:

https://www.worldvision.org/about-us/financial-accountability-2