Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Water, Water Everywhere, but Not a Drop to Drink

There is nothing like a good glass of water. Water helps you replinish liquids you sweat off during exercise, it rehydrates you from St. Patrick’s Day celebration, and clean the clothes you wear. Water is in everything, from the coffee you are sipping right now, to the food you may also be eating right now. It is such an intricate part of your life and you can’t survive without clean and accessible water. That’s why I think The Tap Project cause is so important.

So what is Boston doing about it? This week, beginning on Sunday, March 16, 2008 through Saturday, March 22, 2008 select restaurants are asking that you donate at least $1.00 for the tap water that is typically free. This will hopefully raise some much need money and awareness for those who don’t have access to clean tap water.

Take it from Fatima, who is from Mabuia, Angola where there used to be no clean water. “A mother must take care of her children,” echoed Fatima, as she emptied her load of clean water into a bucket at her grass hut. “But we cannot do that when we have only dirty water. This project has changed the fortunes of this village,” she said.

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Casey said...

I picked up a card last night at the Excelsior!! I didn't donate a dollar... this time. I'm so glad you brought exposure to this important issue!

Casey said...

March 22 is World Water Day. Niiice!