I’m not going to use fancy words and well designed logos. What I am going to do is give you the facts and hopefully hit a nerve with you today. Then I want you to do something important. Change a life. You don’t have to attend a conference, make a call or even stand up. In fact, I want you to stay in your seat and read what follows.
- Every 21 seconds, a child dies from diarrhea. This amounts to approximately 4,100 deaths a day.
(Imagine you child’s life being in danger from diarrhea.)
- 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related illnesses.
(Did your kids start school this week? Mine did.)
- Surveys from 45 developing countries show that women and children bear the primary responsibility for water collection in the vast majority of households (76%). This is time not spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school.
(Would you want to spend all your time collecting water that may kill you and your family?)
- 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.
It is completely unnecessary for anyone in our world today not to have access to clean water. For me it is unacceptable and I want to do my part in making a change. Starting today, and for the next nine days, I am going to hit you hard with a real life crisis that CAN be changed.
Do you want to give a child water for life? That’s right, FOR LIFE! Imagine the impact that will have on that one child. OK then, go to our page and help us change the world. Bold statement I know, but that is exactly what we are doing. Changing the world, one glass of water at a time.
Here is a look at what Water.org is doing with your investment. After you watch this, make sure to use your influence and educate all your friends and family to get on with it and save a life, and change the world too! You are on Facebook all day anyway, so why not do something good with that time spent?
I’m thanking you now, but that child will be thanking you for the rest of his or her life.
Let’s help others…