Donations pour in for 9-year-old’s clean water cause after tragic accident

Wonderful dream: Rachel Beckwith wanted to raise $300 by her ninth birthday to bring clean water to poor countries, but her life was horrifically cut short

Nine-year-old Rachel Beckwith didn’t live long enough to reach her goal of raising $300 to bring clean water to African villagers. She died in a 13-car accident on Interstate 90 in Bellevue, Wash., last week, the Seattle Times reported. Since then, hundreds of thousands of dollars have flowed into the charity pageshe set up shortly before her accident, with more than 9,000 people contributing $368,000 to Rachel’s cause.

The 9-year-old told family and friends she didn’t want presents for her June 12 birthday, only donations to the non-profit Charity Water.

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