by John Cooney
3 games in one! You are an arctic penguin out to prevent disease, save the environment, and deliver clean water to the needy. Grab a bucket and get started!
Facts About Water
- As an American, you probably can't imagine not having access to water. You get up in the morning, take a shower, go to the bathroom, flush the toilet, wash your hands--come on, what child hasn't been lectured by grandma on washing their hands after playing outside, before eating.... Unfortunately, in many parts of the world, many people, more than 3 times the total population of the US, do not have access to clean water.
- Tragically, more than 5 million people in poor countries die every year from water-related diseases, of which the majority are children. We can prevent this from happening.
- Right now, in the U.S. Congress, there is a bill that can strengthen American efforts to provide affordable access to clean water and sanitation to the world's poorest countries. This bill would also help us reach the Millennium Development Goals, improving the lives of people across the globe. Make a difference--send a message to your Representative asking him or her to support the Water for the Poor Act.