Kelvin Beachum seeking fan support to drill clean water well in Zambia
Offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum, who has spent the last three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals and is set to become a free agent, has been passionate throughout his career about helping the community and the world.
In his latest project, he is seeking fan support.
This month in March, Beachum is traveling to Zambia, a country in Africa, to drill clean water wells. He has funded two of them with World Vision.
He is reaching out to fans for help with a third.
“The need for clean water access is urgent,” said Beachum in a press release. “Children and elderly are dying at an unbearable rate because of diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. Access to clean water should be a basic human right. My hope is by building wells we can give people the opportunity to keep their families healthy and safe for years to come.”
The goal is to raise $15,000. The goal will allow Wolrd Vision to drill a deep well and fit it with a hand pump. One well can provide 2,800 gallons of clean, life-sustaining water every day for as many as 300 people.
You can contribute to the campaign here.
It is one of many initiatives Beachum has off the field.
He has been named NFLPA Community MVP winner five times. No other player has received the honor that many times.
Beachum is passionate about ending hunger, providing clean water access, advocating for education equity, and encouraging minority youth to pursue STEM disciplines while addressing the digital divide.
Beachum is scheduled to be a guest on the podcast this week where he will talk about this initiative and more.
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