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