Just Add Water and Change a Life on World Water Day

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Water is a necessary resource for sustainable living, yet 748 million people lack access to clean water – the equivalent of nearly two and a half times the United States population. To address this crisis and to acknowledge water’s essential presence on the earth, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as World Water Day in 1993.

This March I’m joining World Vision to spread awareness for people around the globe who need safe water sources by using this umbrella and beautiful, watercolor scarf to start the conversation.

The blue umbrella, sporting World Vision’s logo and a call to save lives with water, serves as a practical reminder that rainwater is considered a precious resource for people that lack established water systems.

From the World Vision Gift Catalog, the Royal Silk Scarf is made with luxurious silk, using Fair-Trade practices. The blend of soft colors emulates the purifying qualities of water and the vibrant life that it sustains.

Here are some ways you can remind yourself water is a precious commodity to others:


Take a Short Shower: Keep track of time spent showering as a reminder of the water shortage around the world. An American that takes only a five minute shower has already used more than an entire day’s worth of water for the average person in a developing country’s slum.1

Make a Home Cooked Meal: Skip a restaurant meal and eat in. Use the time at home to talk about the need for water and donate money saved by cooking at home to give clean, life-giving water. A gift of $50 provides one new person with clean water.

Run a Lemonade Stand: Help provide clean water by doing what you love. Whether it’s hosting a benefit concert, coordinating a bake sale, involving the kids and setting up a lemonade stand or giving up your birthday you can be part of the water effect. Find out more here.

To learn more visit the World Vision Facebook page at /WorldVision and Twitter at @WorldVisionUSA and use the hashtags #WaterEffect and #WaterNow when talking about World Water Day.

1 http://water.org/water-crisis/water-facts/water/

Thanks to World Vision one lucky reader will win a Royal Silk Scarf and World Water Day Umbrella!

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