According to the World Health Organization, every 8 seconds a child dies from water-related illness and 1.2 billion people around the world lack access to clean water.
The H2O Project calls on individuals to help address these concerns by making water their only beverage for two weeks, then donating the money they would have spent on coffee, soda, sports drinks, and other beverages to organizations that drill clean water wells in developing countries.
Members of the campus community who would like to take part in this effort can stop by the H2O Challenge table in the cafeteria between Monday, April 2
, and Thursday, April 5
. Donations can be returned to the same place between Monday, April 16, and Thursday, April 19. All funds raised will go directly to well-drilling organizations such as Lifewater International, Living Water International, Water for People, and World Vision.
For more information, contact Catherine Morrison by phone at 6-2360 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Gretchen Magruder by phone at 498-7749 or e-mail at Gretchen@uiscsf.org.
For information about the H2O Project, go to www.theh2oproject.org