Do you know much water you use every day? Studies show that the average American uses 80-100 gallons per day — and that’s just one person! Clean water is everywhere we turn in the U.S., but that’s not the case in many countries.
Today on World Water Day — a day set aside to remember the importance of fresh water to human life — is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the global water crisis and how you can help. One in every 10 people lacks access to clean water and suffers from the results of that deficit.
But you can help change that. By giving $15, you will provide one person with enough clean water to last an entire year.
Water is vital to human life. In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that states clean water is “essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.”
But water is more than just a source of hydration. It has the power to transform entire communities. Water changes everything.
When you give the gift of clean water, you play a significant role in helping to completely transform someone’s life.
Clean water helps children stay healthy so they can attend school and ensures they no longer need to spend hours every day walking to fetch water.
It helps to provide gender equality, allowing young girls to stay in school and giving mothers the chance at financial stability.
It supports community development, allowing families to grow crops, raise livestock, and earn a sustainable living.
It helps to prevent simple diseases like diarrhea, which is the cause for 1.5 million deaths of children under the age of 5 every year.
But possibly the greatest impact clean water can have is a spiritual one. Many of our water projects are located at or near a church. Because of this, people get to hear about Jesus as they gather their daily water. Clean water will serve as a reminder that God loves them — and that He has never forgotten them.
How you can make a difference today
As you can see, clean water impacts every aspect of a person’s life. It truly changes everything. Today, on World Water Day, you have a chance to save a person’s life by providing enough clean water for an entire year — all it takes is $15.