Instead of checking emails and catching up from the weekend through your lunch break, take some time to review two interesting articles on the water crisis.
It’s Media Monday, why not?!
This first article is written by Mark Ruffalo, an Oscar-nominated actor and a climate change activist. Ruffalo talks about the global water crisis not only impacting other countries, but also the U.S. People may feel separated from the issue of safe drinking water, but this crisis directly impacts our communities. When we realize how to respect our own water supply, we can become more educated and engaged in helping other countries with the water crisis too.
Take a look at Mark Ruffalo’s article and watch his chat on Huff Post Live.
The second article came to us from Christianity Today and discusses “Cost-Effective Compassion: The 10 Most Popular Strategies for Helping the Poor.” This article explores “the best” ways to serve and help poor communities….as well as identify programs and organizations to assist.
What will you do about the global water crisis? Do you have programs you support to help those in need?
Yesterday, Water to Thrive went to Brenham, Texas to present at a Lions Club meeting…but we did a little research beforehand.
Did you know that 153 MILLION people have uncorrected vision impairments? The Lions Club is aware of this issue, and they collect thousands of eyeglasses every year to provide VISION to people all over the world.
During yesterday’s presentation to the Lions, W2T mentioned the negative impact dirty, unsafe water sources have on communities in East Africa, especially in Ethiopia. One major thing people suffer from by using dirty water?
Providing a clean water well in Ethiopia is a wonderful, long-term solution to PREVENT River Blindness.
If you have questions about getting your organization involved with Water to Thrive to make a lasting impact, contact us today: email@example.com You can also read more about the Lions and their eyeglass initiative here.
Sometimes you go looking for an opportunity to help people, and sometimes it falls in your lap. The latter happened to me as a PCV. The first year of my service I lived in a tiny rural village in northern Ethiopia, as beautiful as any place I’ve seen. Despite this beauty, and the friendly people there, the area is undeveloped, and 90% of the people working in subsistence agriculture. Most people are without electricity, nobody has running water, and people live hard lives because of the lack of education, health care and infrastructure.
Water to Thrive is excited for Bethany College to be supporting the mission during Lent!
Ash Wednesday, March 5
We are thrilled to be participating in Amplify Austin 2014 – a city-wide giving day that offers a fun, exciting, and incentivized way of giving to causes you care about. Help us continue our work in the community by showing your generosity on March 20-21 during the 24-hours of giving. Set a calendar reminder now that at 6pm on March 20th you have 24-hours to give back where it counts. Save your calendar reminder and preschedule your donation today. Set-it and forget it, and still be apart of this exciting effort for us and with us.
Chef’s Table Austin is a one of a kind fundraiser to support the continued work and mission of Water to Thrive. We hope that you will join us on April 29th for our third annual Chef’s Table event celebrating 6 years of bring clean, safe water to East Africa.
Mark your calendars for Water to Thrive’s third annual Chefs Table Austin and your opportunity to mix and mingle with Austin’s most distinguished culinary masters. Chefs Table Austin 2014 is a foodie’s paradise! Get your paddle ready to be a part of exciting live auctions for personalized dinners with Austin’s most accomplished chefs.
Each chef will prepare a customized menu, reflecting his or her style and culinary specialty for the auction block. Dining experiences could include upwards of 16 courses courses for 10 people, live music, a dining experience with the chef himself or a one-on-one opportunity to craft the menu, shop and cook with the chef. The possibilities are endless!