Rachel Beckwith had wanted to give back for her birthday. Instead of the bicycles and charm bracelets on which most 9-year-old girls fixate, the Seattle-area child wanted to provide clean water to 15 people. She asked that friends and family donate money to a fundraising page she created through Charity Water.
As of Monday afternoon, a little more than a week after Rachel Beckwith's death, her online fundraising page has drawn more than $745,000 in donations, affording clean water to almost 40,000 people.
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