Restore the balance of drinkable water to the world. For every day my city has to go without drinkable water, I hereby pledge $1 to a charity that helps bring drinkable water to the actual Third World—minimum of $10, in case Deval Patrick's "Days Not Weeks" comment is accuracy and not just wishful thinking/crowd control. (I might bump that up to a minimum of $20; I'm unemployed, but even so.) According to The Water Project, "every $10 donated provides 1 person with clean water for 10 years", and that seems like a fair tradeoff, doesn't it? I'm still researching likely charities; Water For People also looks likely.
Join me. Make our "tragedy", by which I mean "minor inconvenience for a week", into someone else's life-saving opportunity. Boost the signal. Pass it on.