Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Drop In The Bucket: Help Provide Clean Water For Human Beings

Clean, clear, cold, fresh water.
The most basic human need, from the first day we walked on this planet, to present day,
where some people pay $25 dollars a week on bottled water:
That same amount can provide clean water for a lifetime to a human being in Haiti.

I am a member of The Mission List, an organization of women bloggers who work for social good
through campaigns. This campaign is unpaid and uncompensated. Myself and every blogger involved are participating simply because we cannot stand the idea of other human beings without access to clean water, and we know that we can do something about it.

Every twenty seconds one child dies from a water-related illness. Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under five in the world. Around 1.5 million deaths each year - nearly one in five – are caused by diarrhea. It kills more children than malaria, AIDS, and measles combined.

I found that I had to read the above sentence a few times for it to begin to truly sink in. Children are dying in staggering numbers around the world because they can't have a drink of water.

Mommy can I have a drink of wawa?
Mommy I'm thirsty!
Mom where's the bottled water?

I can't imagine.
It's unbearable.
We don't have to bear it.
We can do something about it.

Here is What You Can Do:

2. Spread the link to the donation page through your blog, FB, Twitter or other social media platforms
3. Talk about the campaign to people you know

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