If you’re like me, you get up, go to the kitchen and fill up your glass with water from the faucet. Don’t like the taste of your tap water? You can just buy a filtration system or bottled water. Simple, right? I know I worry about many things throughout my day, but clean drinking water is not one of them.
But did you know that one child dies every 15 seconds due to diseases related to contaminated water? And that over ONE BILLION people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water? 80% of all global diseases are water-borne and result from drinking contaminated water. Something we take for granted, something we use every day is the one thing standing in the way of a long, healthy life for children and families all over the world. We are so blessed to have access to clean water when so many others do not.
Believe it or not, it was an online textbook company called Skyo that brought these things to my attention. I am so thankful that Skyo has not only brought attention to this issue, but has pledged to do something about it. For every new Facebook Like and Twitter follower Skyo gains between now and December 31st, they will be donating $1 to the Thirst Project, a charitable organization that is working to build wells in areas that need clean water as they bring attention to the global clean water crisis. I highly recommend you watch this video to learn more about what the Thirst Project does to help others around the world.
It costs around $5,000 to build a well that can provide clean, fresh water to a whole community. That means that we could join with Skyo and potentially help build FIVE wells around the world that could help thousands of people. I am asking that in the spirit of this season, as we take time to count our blessings, please make those two clicks that could means so much to another mother out there who just wants to provide clean water to her babies. Then pass the message on to your friends and family and ask them to do the same. Let’s MAX OUT this donation and raise the full $25,000 to help those in need.