If we went to a restaurant together, and the waiter/waitress comes to take our drink orders, you will hear me saying, “Just water, please.” No, it’s not because I’m
cheap frugal, or on some kind of weird diet, but I seriously love water. It’s my favorite drink. I like it either hot or ice cold. I’m not sure why I’m not a fan of it at room temp.
Anyway, where was I? Yes, water. Soooo good!
But you know what? Water, clean water, is not accessible to everyone.
It is estimated that 1.58 million people die each year from diarrheal diseases caused by unclean water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene habits. This is equivalent to one person dying every 20 seconds. The majority of these are children in developing countries.
And you know what else? You can change that! Yes, you, sitting there reading this blog post. You can find out all about the URGENT Water Project that Samaritan’s Purse is doing to give hope to families – Freshwater Wells.
The stories behind the pictures:
The Gift of “Living Water” | Six Shareable Facts About Clean Water | More Water Projects
To contribute to the Freshwater Wells project, it is a donation of $40. If you don’t have $40 right now, but you have $1, $5, $10, or $15, you can still make a difference. You can DONATE ONLINE any amount, or you can check out the GIFTS UNDER $15 starting at $4.
What if, in the upcoming year, you pass on your drinks at the restaurants, and get water instead? Save what you would have spent to order a drink to give a gift next year. Together, we can build a well! Who’s joining us in building one this year?