We take advantage of our access clean drinking water. Most of us go to the faucet and get a glass of clean fresh water several times a day and never give the first thought to the importance of water. We have become so accustomed to having it, we rarely think about what our lives would be like, if we had to struggle to find water that was even halfway safe to drink.
Sadly, in many other countries across the globe, this a problem that is all too real for it’s inhabitants. They are forced to drink water from rivers, streams, watering holes, and other water sources, that are more than likely diseased or polluted. They are forced, often times, to bathe and cook with this same dirty water. Imagine what it would be like if all the water that you had available, was water that you were sure was going to make you sick to drink. What would it feel like to have to give your children this water, knowing that it could endanger their health, or even their life. What a helpless situation this would be. It is heart wrenching too even think that there are people that deal with this every single day of their life.
It does not have to be this way for them. Here in America, and many other countries as well, we have the ability to help these people. There are organizations out there today, that specialize in getting clean water to the people who need it the most. Because of the fact, that most people don’t consider clean water, when thinking of all of the different charities, these organizations struggle. They struggle to accomplish enough, to make a real difference. There are millions of people in need , and only a few hundred who care to help.
You can help by taking charge and stepping up. It’s something we all can, and should do. Start by researching some of the different clean water organizations and seeing what you can do to help. The next step will be to raise awareness to the problem. Start speaking up about this problem in your community. The more people understand and can relate, the more people will be willing to do what they can to help.This is a problem that cannot be fixed overnight. It is going to take a commitment from everyone to even see a little difference. Nevertheless, the more we stand together, the bigger the change can be.