Friday, November 13, 2009

November 13th

Today is a chance to give clean water and save someone's life. Water for Christmas is having a one day viral campaign. Here's what they have to say:

"Every day, 4500 mothers bury their children due to contaminated water. They are forced to sustain their families with a diabolical liquid that contains both life and death. This lack of clean water is the leading cause of death in underdeveloped nations. And it just doesn't have to be!

So as we gear up to scurry through department stores and browse endless catalogs in search of new jeans, Tonka Trucks, gadgets and dolls....we are pausing. We are pausing. And today, November 13th, we are buying water. Clean, life-saving water.

$10 will provide one person in Africa clean water for 10 years. It will literally change and possibly save someone's life. A mother. A child. A brother. A grandfather.

We are rallying together for a cause. Clean water. One day. $10. Asking everyone to let this be their first gift. Let water, let life be their first gift of the season."

I love it. Today is also Tyler's first birthday. I can't think of a better way to celebrate her life and her health then by giving other children clean, life-saving water.

So, today, when I make Tyler's birthday cake, and turn on the faucet for my clean and safe water, I will think about all of the mothers who are hoping that their children survive another day without clean water. Who can't even afford the luxury of making a birthday cake for their child. Who have had to bury a child before their first birthday. Who can have clean water for 10 years with a mere $10.

We can do this. Please click here to donate.
One of the first @charitywater wells funded by our London tea... on Twitpic

1 comment:

Jonathan Hasson said...

Sarah and Blake, this is a great idea! Thank you for doing this. As an environmental engineer, the concept of clean water seems to me to be such a ministry opportunity. Now, it can be.