What happened to the original Dry Tears?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you’ve been scrounging around the web trying to find the original Dry Tears website, you’re not going to find it.  Several years ago, Dry Tears was started by Conner Cress and 4 of his buddies in GA.  Their story was told in “Do Hard Things” by Alex and Brett Harris (a great book by the way)  My brother and I both read the book and it wasn’t long after that my brother and I started the MI branch.  Well, years go by and we all get older, and soon Conner and the guys were headed to college.  They quickly realized that they couldn’t effectively run the organization from all over the country, so they made the hard decision to put the GA branch of Dry Tears on hold while they were in college.  My brother and I are continuing to uphold and promote the mission and passion of Dry Tears here in MI, and look forward to having the GA branch up and running within the next few years.

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A message from the GA Dry Tears founder

From the GA Dry Tears team:

” Hey Everybody!

We wanted to first of all, thank you for all of your support to this campaign. You guys have knocked it out of the park and I am amazed still at the response this message of Dry Tears has brought, which is that we can make a difference no matter how old you are, and this past year has been proof of that. It’s amazing to see how many other students across the nation (and even in Canada!) have taken Dry Tears and have shaped it and molded it into their own thing, starting up campaigns everywhere, contributing their own talents, time, money, and creativity to this issue of clean water.

We threw together a little video highlighting the projects that we did, that YOU did. We hope you have a merry Christmas and we can’t wait to see what next year holds in store for this campaign!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_HWiTiFJI0

Sincerely,

The Dry Tears team
       Jared Ciervo
       Logan Weber
       Conner Cress
       Dan Mirolli
       Kyle Blakely

P.S. check out our website www.drytears.org for more information on our wells under “Progress”
and more ways to get involved! “

Thank YOU for all your support this year as we got started! Without your support, this would not have been possible. Enjoy your holidays!

Coin drive ends soon!

Well, the snow is coming, and as it comes, the coin drive will be ending soon. Feel free to email us if you have questions or concerns about how to get your coins here: DryTearsOCMI@Gmail.com We are still trying to raise 1000 minutes education through the SocialVibe and Invisible Children banner (on the left sidebar of this page).  Just click on the banner, and do a quick little activity, and earn school minutes for children!

Our flier contest winner!

We are proud to announce that the winner of our flier contest is Elisa Zachert. We have posted the winning design below. Congratulations, Elisa on winning a $25 Starbucks gift card!

Thanks to everyone who participate in the contest! Just a reminder that we now are running our coin drive, so be saving all that cash to send in at the end of the month!

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The winning design

To see the other designs submitted, visit: www.dtcontest.wordpress.com