Did you know?
- 884 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one in eight of the world's population.
- 2.6 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation. This is almost two fifths of the world's population.
- 1.4 million children die every year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation. This amounts to around 4,000 deaths a day or one every 20 seconds. [source: wateraidamerica.org]
WaterAid is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping communities gain access to safe, clean water, and we're raising money to help the cause! If you want to earn some community service hours by helping plan and organize a fundraiser that will bring sanitary water to a community in need, then join us tomorrow, Wednesday July 14, from 6-8 PM in the craft room.
You can learn more about WaterAid America at their website, http://www.wateraidamerica.org.