Have you ever been thirsty? I mean REALLY thirsty?
Until recently, I didn't spend too much time thinking about water - it's everywhere we go. When we're thirsty, we flip a handle or push a button or even grab another bottle of water. When we're dirty, we twist a shower knob. When we use the bathroom - water's just there for the taking.
But for a billion people on the planet, it's not. Millions of women and children have to walk hours each day to get water from muddy ponds and rivers. And much of that water is infested with parasites and leeches. In fact, 80% of all diseases in the world are caused by unsafe drinking water and lack of sanitation.
$20 can give someone clean, safe water for two decades. After Catalyst 2010, I decided to start a campaign to help. My goal is to raise $5,000 by Christmas to build a well in a developing nation!
The cool thing about charity: water is that they spend 100% of the money I raise directly on the water projects. Even better, when projects are complete, every dollar is tied to a village and all the wells are posted on Google Earth.
Together, let's work together to give a well to a village for Christmas. I hope you'll consider helping.