Friday, November 13, 2009

Give Water

UPDATE - Over $10,000 was raised in 24 hours. Wow. It's not too late to give! Save a life for Christmas. What a great way to wish our Savior a happy birthday!!

I really, really, really want Silas to grow up knowing the true meaning of Christmas. I also want his earliest memories to be of our family giving to those less fortunate. This isn't some public pat on the's really my heart. We live in an "all about me" world and it's sick. That's not what Jesus is about.

Last year I heard about this really cool clean water campaign started by a Mom. Water for Christmas really took off and they have made a difference. Take a look at her blog when you have a minute. She just returned from a trip to Liberia to see first hand how Water for Christmas has changed lives. She's a great photographer too, so you'll enjoy it.

Anyway, tomorrow, November 13 is a one day viral campaign. Click HERE to donate JUST $10 dollars for clean water. The text below explains it all. I can spend $10 at Walgreens in about 4.5 minutes so I certainly can give 10 bucks to this. Hope you'll join me!!

Every day, 4500 mothers bury their children due to contaminated water. They are forced to sustain their families with a diabolical liquid that contains both life and death. This lack of clean water is the leading cause of death in underdeveloped nations. And it just doesn't have to be!So as we gear up to scurry through department stores and browse endless catalogs in search of new jeans, Tonka Trucks, gadgets and dolls....we are pausing. We are pausing. And today, November 13th, we are buying water. Clean, life-saving water. $10 will provide one person in Africa clean water for 10 years. It will literally change and possibly save someone's life. A mother. A child. A brother. A grandfather. We are rallying together for a cause. Clean water. One day. $10. Asking everyone to let this be their first gift. Let water, let life be their first gift of the season. Click here to be directed to the secure donation site of the highly recognized, non-profit, charity: water. Or just click the yellow buton to make a donation. All donations are tax deductible, and 100% of your donation will go to clean water solutions in West Africa.

1 comment:

Apryl said...

How do you find these people? You always send me to these amazing people doing amazing things. Going to post this too, and buy some water :)
miss you!!