I recently read a book called The Hole in Our Gospel by World Vision President, Richard Stearns. Being President of World Vision, he has seen first hand the world’s poverty. This book pretty much rocked my world and I don’t think I’ll ever be the same, actually I hope I’ll never be the same. It really got me thinking about what I can do to help. At first it was discouraging and overwhelming.
Here are some shocking statistics:
4,500 children will die today, today! Not in a year, a day! All from not having clean water, something we take for granted every day.
Americans spend 20 billion a year on ice cream. It would only take 7 billion to provide the entire world with clean drinking water.
I knew that I needed to do something and instead of sitting around and thinking it through any longer I’m just going to act.
I love this quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
I want everyone to know that 10% of every penny I make from now on will go to help give clean water to people in developing countries. There are so many ministries that are close to my heart and do so many wonderful things, but what I love about Charity: Water is the fact that 100% of all proceeds go to providing clean water and you can actually see visual proof! I am a visual person and I love that!
The other thing I love about Charity: Water is the founder’s story. Please watch it here.
I started a campaign page with the goal of $500 which will give clean drinking water to 25 people. My next goal is going to be a bit larger – $5000 which will be used to drill a well to give clean water to an entire village! And we’ll be able to see visual proof using GPS!! How awesome is that?!?!?! Stay tuned for details of my next fund-raising campaign =)
But in the meantime would you please consider giving? Here is a link to my starter campaign. =)