Friday, March 20, 2015

World Water Day 2015

Hi there! Happy first day of spring!  While spring holds the promise of new life, the earth turning green again, and start of gardening (yay!), there's another definition of spring that the world will be thinking about this weekend as well: 

an issue of water from the earth, taking the form, on the surface, of a 
small stream or standing as apool or small lake.

: a source of supply; especially  :  a source of water issuing from the ground
Sunday, March 22 is World Water Day. The international community started celebrating this day to draw attention to the fact that 783 million people don't have access to clean water, and more importantly, WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Friends, would you take just a few minutes today to look at this need with me? Let's see what we can do together to 
decrease illness (through proper filtration), 
increase productivity (by greatly decreasing the amount of time spent retrieving water), 
keep kids in school (instead of traveling all day to get water), and
put an end to the 6,000 deaths per day caused by dirty water.

Check out this short little video, to see one of the amazing projects Samaritan's Purse is working on in South Sudan to help solve these problems:

"More people die because of lack of access to clean, safe drinking water than die from AIDS, measles, and malaria combined."

I love this story of one community in Kenya that was transformed by a new (solar!) water pump and filtration system put in place by Samaritan's Purse. Here's a little excerpt: 
"Five hundred families—an estimated 4,000 people—benefit, and the effects on the community have been transformative. Nearly every aspect of society has been positively affected, starting with the economy. Everyone can be more productive thanks to the hours regained not having to go in search of water." 

For some families, access to water is not the issue, it's filtering it so that it's safe to drink. A household water filtration system will give an entire family clean drinking water for decades. Listen to this you guys: for $100 we can provide a lifetime of clean water for a family. When I think about spending $100 on anything, I can say with some certainty there is almost nothing I can buy that will be as vital or valuable in 20 or 30 years as it is the day I bought it. This is investment with endless returns. Click here to donate a household water filtration system.

Samaritan's Purse has a goal of raising enough this weekend to help 5,000 families secure access to clean sustainable water. We are jumping in! Can you help?

Go here to donate and be part of this vital solution!

Thanks for reading!
- Haley

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Haley for helping to spread the word about the need for clean water! God bless you!


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