Henry (tahnan) wrote,
Henry
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Clean Drinking Water: Boston and Beyond

You know what? I thought about a post on my friendspage about what a pain in the ass it is to have to boil water. And I thought about jadelennox's thoughts on being a spoiled first-worlder. And I thought, "All right, let's start a fracking meme I can get behind":

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.
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