Did you drink the recommended eight glasses of water today?
Did you brush your teeth?
Did you boil noodles in water or use water in another way to cook?
Did you turn on your coffee maker and brew a pot?
Did you fill up the swimming pool for the kids to splash in?
Did you wash your car?
Did you take a shower or give the kids a bath?
Did you water your garden?
Did you take it for granted?
There are many people who don’t have clean water at all. In fact, each week 42,000 people around the world die from unsafe water and unhygienic living. And 90% of those are kids. (Check it out for yourself.)
Really, in 2011, this is unacceptable. And we can help change it.
By providing wells as clean water sources and educating local people on sanitation and hand-washing techniques, charity:water is making a difference.
My good friend, Cheri’s, husband, Matt (did I need all those commas?) is working to raise one million dollars for charity:water clean water projects this month. Can you help? Can you give the gift of $5, $20, $50 or even $100 to provide clean water for people in need?