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March 2014 World Help Blogger Resources

World Water Day

 

This month, we will be advocating for those affected by the World Water Crisis, pushing for emphasis on March 22, World Water Day. This year, World Help is diving deeper into our commitment to provide clean, safe, drinking water.

 

Through our clean-water initiative, causelife, we have built and implemented hundreds of clean-water wells, filtration systems, holding tanks, and pipelines around the world. No one can experience true health without clean water . . . yet nearly 1 billion people around the world still live without it today.

 

The Need

The World Water Crisis remains one of the most urgent long-term humanitarian needs. Today, over 780 million people lack access to clean drinking water—that means nearly 1 in 9 people are drinking dirty water (or going without water) every single day. The consequences are sobering:

  • This year alone, 3.5 million people will die because they lack clean water, sanitation, and proper hygienic practices
  • 443 million hours of school are lost annually by children affected by the results of contaminated water
  • Worldwide, women and girls spent over 200 million hours collecting water

Imagine the difference clean water could make for them.

What We Can Do

Educating ourselves is one of the best places to start. I encourage you to research and explore the World Water Crisis with the resources provided, and help enlighten your readers as you share. It’s easy to look at this global crisis and feel incredibly small, so let’s present a clear solution to our communities. There is hope waiting to be shared—and it starts with us. Each one of us is the drop that makes the difference.

Make sure to follow along at worldhelp.net/blog as we share clean-water stories during the month of March. These posts are a great way to learn more about the World Water Crisis, stay inspired, and share with your online networks. We hope they inspire you as you advocate from your own spaces.

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Resources

Campaign links, links to stories, access to campaign media, downloadable banners, a Facebook timeline photo, and a photo pack for you to use throughout the month as you blog.

Helpful Links

Below are a collection of links to stories, campaign assets, associated blog posts, and media.

 

World Water Day 2014

Photos

Photos are a great way to share about our work in Uganda and the Rescue Homes initiative. We have collected photos for you to download and use during the month in your blogs.

Download Photo Pack

 

Instagram Photo Pack

 

 

Facebook Cover Image

Right click on the image below and “Save Image As” to upload and use as your timeline cover image on Facebook.

World Water Day 2014 Facebook Cover Image

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Web Banners & Button

Add these banners and button image to your blog this month to promote our Rescue Homes initiative in Uganda.

Use the embed code (click inside the box next to each banner/button and use CTRL-C (CMD-C for Mac users) to copy the code. Then paste this code into your website) or download the image pack below.

Download Web Banners

World Water Day 2014

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World Water Day 2014

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World Water Day 2014

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World Water Day 2014

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