Did you know that this Sunday marks World Water Day? March 22nd was declared as World Water day by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 to address the lack of access to clean water by millions of people. Water is a necessary resource for sustainable living, yet 748 million people lack access to clean water – the equivalent of nearly two and a half times the United States population.
World Vision wants to spread the news about World Water Day, today and every day. Use hash tags #WaterEffect and #WaterNow to share news about World Water Day. Here are some things you can do as a reminder of World Water Day:
Take a Short Shower: Keep track of time spent showering as a reminder of the water shortage around the world. An American that takes only a five minute shower has already used more than an entire day’s worth of water for the average person in a developing country’s slum.1
Make a Home Cooked Meal: Skip a restaurant meal and eat in. Use the time at home to talk about the need for water and donate money saved by cooking at home to give clean, life-giving water. A gift of $50 provides one new person with clean water.
Walk or Run 6K: On World Water Day, thousands of people will walk or run 6 kilometers (3.72 miles) for children in Africa. Each registration brings clean water and fullness of life to communities in need one person at a time.
Give Clean Water: Help us get one step closer to providing reliable clean water sources around the world by visiting World Vision’s website to contribute to the Clean Water Fund, or make a monthly pledge. A total of $25 per month provides 6 more people with clean water every year.
One of my US readers will win a Royal Silk Scarf and a World Water Day Umbrella from World Vision. Lucky you!
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