Here is what we learned: Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.
In fact, 800 million people around the world don't have access to clean, safe drinking water -- so, we're doing something about it.
My brother Nick Sal and I are raising $3,000 to provide 150 people with clean water through this amazing organization as part of the September Campaign, which will bring clean water to 100 villages and marginalized people in Orissa, India. Our campaign is called “Get Inspired.” Check out charity: water's video on the September 2013 Campaign: http://www.charitywater.org/september/.
What's really cool about charity: water is that 100% of the money we raise will directly fund water project costs in the field, like supplying much needed filters, wells and purification systems, and they'll prove every single dollar.
Oh, and we are willing to embarrass the heck out of ourselves to reach this goal! If we can raise $3,000 by December 31, we will wear full body costumes, like a giant ape and fuzzy bunny, and make ourselves at home at various landmarks in our hometown of Boston, Massachusetts (photos and video will be provided).
Help us raise $3,000 by Dec 31, 2013. Donate to our campaign here:
When the project we help fund is complete, charity: water will send us a digital completion report with GPS coordinates and photos of the community we helped. Here's an example.
Read this story from charity: water to learn how clean water changes lives.