Water: Be a part of something bigger

Me and 4500 other bloggers are writing about water today.

The majority of us in the United States have clean, cheap tap water running out of a fixture somewhere in our homes.  Some of us have just a normal, run of the mill faucets…others have fancy waterfalls that run into bowls that seemingly have no outlet for the drain…yet, the water goes somewhere.  I am thinking it indeed does go somewhere, but that is just a hunch.

I look in my cabinets and I can find at least 15 containers that my family uses to carry water, kool-aid, chocolate milk, or the solid chunks of smelly stuff that appears when you leave that container of said chocolate milk hidden behind a car seat in the car for a few weeks.  I can also buy a crazy amount of neatly packaged bottled water at any store or quick-stop I go into.

Here’s the thing.  When I need water. I get it. I don’t have to walk far for it. I get it.  I don’t have to wait in line. I get it.  I don’t know the first thing about what it is like to go with out.  Yet, often I think, pray, wonder about those precious men, women, and children around the world that have to struggle to get something that seems so simple, clean drinking water.

Recently I have been a part of supporting and promoting www.charitywater.org.  What I like about them is that it started from scratch as a desire to do one thing. Help others.  Take care of our brother.  Meet the needs of the least of these.  It started.  There are other groups and non-profits that help bring water to those that need it.  But there is something different about Charity Water.  I feel it in my gut.  So I jumped on board.  I am going to do more.  I have to do more.  You might be interested too.

I love that the money I give goes 100% to providing clean water for those that don’t have it.

I am a clear, get to the point kind of guy.  So when I read that dirty water kills more people in a year than all forms of violence, including war…it moves me.  I hope it moves you too.  I know you are busy, so I won’t take up much more of your time.  Just check it out.  Give some money.  Do a fundraiser.  Give water instead of get birthday presents.  Go on a mission trip to help build wells.  Just do something for someone else.  Be creative or be boring, it doesn’t matter.  Just think about it. www.charitywater.org

I will leave you with this thought.  $20 can get clean water to one person for 20 years.  Wow.  Here is just one place that I choose to be part of something bigger than myself.  Blessings, Dustin

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