Thursday, March 8, 2012

Clean Water Movement

I've been quite busy lately and I realized that I haven't posted anything.  Work is going well and I'm still really enjoying it!  I wanted to share something with you all.  Something I'm really passionate about.

$2

In our society, $2 can buy a cup of coffee or two candy bars.  It can also be used to go to a cheap movie - the town I live in has a dollar theater, where it is only $2 to see an evening show.  $2 bills are no longer being printed, but they used to be a form of currency in America.

Every twenty-seconds a child dies from water related diseases.  Unsanitary conditions kill 1.8 million people each year and more than 1.5 million of those deaths are children under the age of 5.

I don't know about you, but that breaks my heart.  There's an answer to this problem and it doesn't cost more than $2 a month.  Drilling wells.

A well can cost thousands of dollars, but the Clean Water Movement can make a good well for $500 and saves lives.  If 250 people donate $2 a month, we can dig a clean well a month.  I personally know the President of this movement and he doesn't make a dime from this.  Dustin is all about giving to others and providing clean water.  I don't want to preach to you, but you should really check out the website:

www.cleanwatermovement.org

Here's a little clip from the local news:

Anyone can give $2 a month - I do and I hope that you can too. :)

15 comments:

  1. I love seeing your altruistic side! Thank you for the heads up. :)

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    1. *blush* Thanks! I really think it's important to help others. :)

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  2. Wow - what a great cause! It is so cool to see when people work hard to help others! Warms my heart :)

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    1. It really is! It's such a cool thing and makes me feel all warm inside!

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  3. $2 bills are still a valid form of currency in America, and they are still in circulation. You just don't see them as much because people are under the assumption that they don't exist, or save them in their sock drawer whenever they find one.

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    1. Very true, but I don't believe the US Treasury is printing new ones anymore. That's why they are a little more rare and probably found more often in sock drawers. :)

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  4. That sounds like a great movement. I'm off to check out their website . . .

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    1. It really is. Thanks for checking it out!

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  5. Off to check out the details. Glad to know about this movement! :)

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  6. Sounds like a great cause. Thanks for the links!

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    1. It really is - I completely support it. :)

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  7. Btw, I tagged you in a (painless) meme! :)

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  8. This is the Dandy Lioness from Chai Tea and Quills-- I saw you commented on my blog, and came to check your yours. :)

    That sounds like a great movement!

    And I just wanted to say that I was really happy to see Tamora Pierce books on your list of favorites-- I love Alanna and Wild Magic as well, and this fall I got the chance to meet Tamora Pierce. I think Wild Magic is my favorite, though, as it was the first Tamora Pierce book I ever read. ;)

    -The Dandy Lioness

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    1. You've met Tamora Pierce? Wow, I'm jealous! She's an amazing author - Alanna was the first book of hers that I read and I fell in love with it. Wild Magic is my absolute favorite of her series! I love Daine and Numair. :)

      Thanks for commenting! :)

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