Saturday, March 22, 2008

Thirsty?



Today is World Water Day! According to this website, in 1992, the UN General Assembly designated March 22 as "World Water Day" to draw international attention to the critical lack of clean, safe drinking water worldwide. More than 1 billion people around the world lack clean, safe drinking water and more than 2.6 billion lack adequate sanitation services.

Have you heard of Blood: Water Mission? Here's a quote from their website....they "exist to promote clean blood and clean water efforts in Africa, tangibly reducing the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic while addressing the underlying issues of poverty, injustice and oppression. Blood:Water Mission is building clean water wells, supporting medical facilities, and focusing on community and worldview transformation, both here in America and in Africa."

According to their website, as little as $1 can provide a year of water for an African! That blew me away the first time I read that. Let that sink in.

$1.....provides water....for 1 African.....for 1 year.

As Dan Haseltine (the lead singer of Jars of Clay and the founder of B:WM) says, "a huge body of water has kept us apart from Africa, but water is also the very thing that can connect us.

A few days ago, our campus' ONE chapter distributed educational water bottles. Friday started Spring Break, so we wanted to get these out to make everyone aware of today.





1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeaaaaaa for Africa!!!!! Hey Andrea, i got rid of my myspace, I may have to ask you how to start one of these things, rm2