I am going to post some videos over the next few days/weeks that deal with the global drinking water crisis. (I apologize to those of you who are viewing the blog over a dial-up internet connection.)
There are a lot of phenomenal organizations out there doing work with safe drinking water in developing countries, including Healing Waters International, the organization that I work for. So I am going to start the video collection with a Healing Waters video.
This was a fun promotional video we put together a few years back for a conference we were attending. We built an outhouse and put a video screen in the toilet. So imagine yourself opening the door to an outhouse and peering down in to the toilet and seeing this video playing back at you. Enjoy!
The text/script for the video is below. You can watch the video a few times to get the message, or just check out the text below:
Something you probably didn’t know:
If a community has access to tap water it is considered to have an improved water supply, making these communities overlooked for aid because they already have an “improved” water supply; but the water is all too often contaminated.
According to UNICEF and the World Health Organization, Over 3 million people (mostly children) die each year from water related illness.
Bottled water is too expensive for the poorest people so they drink bad water.
Healing Waters doesn’t just provide a source of water, we make it clean.
We work with churches to help them serve their communities to make water affordable for everyone.
So now that you know, what can you do?
Take the H2Oath:
Learn about the Issue
Do something to help
Tell others about it
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