Thursday, March 30, 2006
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
You know, it seems that whenever I get around to posting lately I'm on a mission about something and today is no different. When I got an email today saying that it was World Water Day I thought it was it was kind of odd. But then I read about it and realized what a big problem it is. Nearly 1.1 billion people (roughly 20% of the world’s population) lack access to safe drinking water. Think of it this way, you have 5 people in your family, now choose 1 that has to walk 6 miles in the dirt and heat to get all their water for cooking, cleaning, and drinking. And to top it off, that water isn't safe for them to drink.
So the question becomes, what do we do? And to be honest with you, I don't know. I do know that when there is an opportunity, I will give. I'll give through my church, I'll write emails and make phone calls for the One Campaign. In fact, if you are in Ogden Utah on March 28, there is a benefit concert at Weber State University to build a water well at an orphanage in Rwanda. Tickets are only $8 at the door and there is a silent auction. I'll be going and I have some extra tickets if any of you are interested.
We may not be in a position to give large amounts of money, but we can give time. We can give our voice. We've got to carry each other!
Posted by Melissa at 1:53 PM