We’re entering a New Year, many glad to have the past behind us, filled with energy and optimism for the New Year! Most everyone reading this post has been blessed with great fortune. We don’t have to worry about basic things. We have a place to live, we have friends and colleagues, we have food, access to healthcare, and water. We tend to take those for granted, focusing on other things. We don’t have to worry about surviving–living.
Yet millions of people have to worry about that every day–surviving. Millions don’t have access to the most basic requirement for survival—potable water. Over 4,100 children die each day from water related illnesses and disease. The World Health Organization reports that over 3.6% of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply, sanitation, and hygiene. Women, the cornerstone to most developing economies, spend hours each day, just getting enough water for their families to survive.
It’s a problem that impacts all of us—even though we may not see it or even be aware of it.
Fortunately, it’s a problem that each of us can have a great impact in helping solve! A small contribution to Charity:Water can have a massive impact. 100% of your donation goes to funding water projects around the world!
Last year, through your support, we raised $7,700–impacting hundreds, even thousands of lives around the world! This year, we have the chance to continue the work we began. Please consider a small donation. Just $20 provides access to clean water for one person.
But it’s amazing the collective impact readers of this blog can have. It only takes a few minutes: Charity:Water. As with last year’s program, I’ll match donations up to a total of $2,500.
To learn more, watch this short video. Or ask me, I’m glad to provide more information and to share the impact this community has already had.
Each of us can Make A Difference. Collectively we can have an impact, please take a few minutes to donate, Charity:Water. Also, spread the word. Forward the link to this post to your colleagues, friends, and families.
Thanks so much for your help and contributions! For the many of you who have already contributed, thank you! But your job’s not done. Please forward this link, or the original newsletter to your colleagues, friends, and family. Tell them, you support this and have Made A Difference, ask for their support.
We have had an impact, we can continue to do so!