10 Days 10 Lives Challenge for Clean Water: Day 5.

We have two leaky water faucets in our home and up until now they have just been an annoyance.  Drip, drip, drip, drip.  Constantly.  This week I have once again been reminded of what a blessing it is that I have access to clean water… IN MY HOME!  What a gift it is to be able to go to the refrigerator first thing in the morning, pull out our Brita pitcher, and pour myself  and my children a cold glass of clean water.  What a blessing to be able to bathe my children, every day if I need to, without worrying whether or not they will catch a deadly disease.  What a gift!  I have taken it for granted for so long that water is free, but for so many people it is not free, it comes at a great sacrifice.  A sacrifice of time, a sacrifice of education for many young girls and women whose days are spent walking to get water and bring it back to their homes.  Dirty water at that.

Millions of women and children in the developing world spend untold hours daily, collecting water from distant, often polluted sources, then return to their villages carrying their filled 40 pound jerry cans on their backs.
How would that affect your daily schedule?

Join with me!  If you haven’t already done so, won’t you take a minute to donate to Water.org and help us bring clean water to the people of Haiti?  Many are without shelter right now and even more have lost all of their belongings as a result of Hurricane Isaac. They need our help.  Just $25 will bring clean water to one person for life!  We have raised enough so far to change 58 lives, but we are only halfway through our campaign.  Can we change 100 lives?  I think we can.  Donate here today!

 

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