BENEFITING: Children International
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
Richard Chalmers wrote -
Water is the most basic component of survival. We take clean water for granted. Unfortunately for so many children/people in India & other places, they rely on contaminated water for drinking, cooking and bathing which leads to serious health consequences and water related diseases that kill over 3 million people a year in the developing world.
Please help me to make a small difference and fund the building of a Water Tower at a Delhi Children International Community Center or School. Approx $11,200 would fund the building of one Tower (through a Children International collaboration with Planet Water Foundation) which would provide clean water to 1000 community members a day.
This project is very personal for 2 reasons. First, we sponsor a girl who lives in Kolkata India through Children International (who we have been very impressed with). In 2013 we visited her and her family, as well as one of the Community Centers in Kolkata. It was a very moving and inspiring experience, as we really got to see how our sponsorship was making a difference in terms of her education, health and other basic needs that we take for granted. Please see 2 photos attached. Second, many years ago I ran a half marathon in Key West, Florida with some friends. It was a very hot morning and I misjudged the importance of drinking water as opposed to throwing it over me to coll down as around mile 12, I collapsed of dehydration and couldn't finish the race!!!
SO EVERYONE NEEDS WATER TO SURVIVE but surely EVERYONE (ESPECIALLY CHILDREN) SHOULD BE ABLE TO DRINK CLEAN WATER!
About Children's International
For more than 75 years, Children International has been providing critical assistance to children and families struggling in terrible poverty. Our centrally located community centers, from which our dedicated in-country staffs operate, provide resources, programs and services that allow us to reduce the burden of poverty on impoverished children and youth, invest in their potential and provide them with opportunities to grow up healthy, educated and prepared to succeed and contribute to society. Today, our broad network of hopehelps more than 340,000 children and youth through 17 agencies in 11 countries around the world.