Swimming pools. Ice cubes. Clean laundry. Hot tea. Blooming orchids. Bubble baths. These are a few of my favorite things. All of them happen to rely on one basic substance: clean water.
If you’ve known me long, you know that I’m an advocate for clean water. The folks at water.org (my favorite organization) tell us that 890 million people lack access to safe water. And more people on earth have cell phones than toilets.
Lack of access to clean water kills more people annually than anything else. The daily journey for water — often the gross, disease-filled varieties — keeps children out of school, adults out of work. It keeps communities from flourishing — the cycle of extreme poverty in action.
And the thing is, the problem is fixable. Folks at water.org and other great organizations have the ability to help communities dig wells and build filtration systems. And they are so efficient that $25 can bring safe water to a person for life. In other words, $25 can save a life. Will you be someone’s hero?
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