This morning I had the wonderful experience of waking up to find there was NO running water in my building. Apparently sometime during the cold Chicago night a pipe burst. Emergency work is being done to repair the damage, and things should be back to normal by days end. The bad news is I didn’t get to take a shower this morning. The good news is that this is the first time in 32 years I’ve experienced this cruel reality.
I began to think about some things I’d heard in church about how so many people today DON’T have access to clean water. So I did a quick Google search and landed on Water.org. Apparently, 1 billion people woke up today (and every day) without access to clean water. Woah. I could easily take the #FirstWorldPains approach and complain about how inconvenienced I was this morning. OR, I could do something about the larger problem of access to water in the world. So, I started a fundraising campaign! My modest goal is to raise enough money to give 12 people clean water FOR LIFE. How much would that cost? Thousands? No. Only $300! Many of us have spent more than that on electronics! That breaks down to $25 being all it takes to change a persons life.
I hope if you’re reading this and you appreciate being able to walk to a tap and turn on water to cook, drink, bathe, clean, play, or whatever… then you’ll visit my campaign page and contribute what you can.
Donate $25 to give someone Water for LIFE!