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Do you take clean water for granted? Are you one of the lucky mothers in the world who doesn’t have to worry about whether or not your child has clean water to drink — or any water at all? Have you been fortunate enough to drink at least one glass of clean water today?
Consider yourself blessed. More than a billion people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13. A day set aside to honor our moms and thank them for the love and care they have given us. Sadly, this Mother’s Day, more than 4,000 moms around the world will lose a child due to water-borne disease.
What makes this heartbreaking statistic even more tragic is that the water crisis plaguing so many people around the world is completely solvable. No child should have to die due to dehydration or a lack of clean drinking water.
Mothers around the world work hard trying to provide water for their families. Many often face the difficult choice of whether to give their children dirty water, risking disease, or no water at all. Organizations like Water.org have been working with communities around the world to make clean drinking water a part of every day life for everyone, rather than a luxury for only a few.
Actors Jodie Foster and Matt Damon have teamed up with Water.org with the call to action to honor moms this Mother’s Day by transforming the life of another mom.
Watch the “It’s Personal” video below and hear the challenge from Jodie Foster and Matt Damon:
This special Mother’s Day Challenge allows individuals to create a card and send a card to their mothers. Each card has a photo and a description honoring their mother, which is also displayed on the Honor Your Mother, Honor Another website. To submit a card honoring your mother, Water.org requests a simple $25 donation. Just $25 provides clean water for one person for life. Give to Water.org and help them continue their life-changing work providing clean water to people around the world.
Click here to get started.
If your mom never had to worry about whether or not you would have clean drinking water growing up, be thankful. And take a few moments to help other mothers around the world provide clean drinking water for their children.
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