Friday, July 24, 2009
What would you do to insure your family had clean water to drink? Could you imagine living in an area where clean drinking water was not available? Would you help those without access to clean water...if you could? You can.
charity: water is a non-profit organization, founded by New York Socialite Scott Harrison in 2006, which focuses on bringing safe, clean drinking water to people in developing nations. All public donations go 100% to fund water projects.
$20 can provide one person with clean water for 20 years. $5000 can provide clean water for a community of 500. Charity: water proves every well built with GPS coordinates plotted in Google Earth. See first hand where wells have already been built and the millions that have been helped.
Currently, 1.1 billion people are living without access to clean water on our planet which equates to 1 out of every 6. Out of the 42,000 deaths that occur each week from the lack of safe water and basic sanitation, 90% are children under the age of 5.
Won't you do something to help? Whether it's sending $20 or getting involved with a fundraiser, surely there is something we can all do to provide this basic yet essential need to those without.