I really love my long showers.
I get über-frustrated about the low water pressure in my kitchen sink faucet.
I’ve been known to run the washer for a tiny load, just so I can wear that favorite pair of jeans that evening.
But why shouldn’t I? I mean, even with the current drought, the only water restrictions are on the big water wasters, like outdoor sprinklers and hoses. As long as water is readily available every time I turn on the faucet, what does it matter?
Well, as you know, it does.
More than a billion people in the world don’t have access to clean water. That means children spend hours every day walking to collect water—an average of 3.7 miles roundtrip. It means kids are drinking water that, while necessary for life, is filled with bacteria that may bring death.
I can’t package up the water I save by skipping the extra load of laundry or limiting myself to a three-minute shower. I can’t ship it to a country like Uganda where thousands of families are in desperate need of clean water.
But I CAN be a part of providing clean water for these kids and families.
Many of you are familiar with the incredible work Compassion International does in sponsoring kids. As a part of that holistic goal, Compassion’s Water of Life program gives out an incredible, reusable water filtering system that can provide up to a million gallons of clean water for a family! This Christmas, Orange is partnering with Compassion to raise money for these filters, so Ugandan families can access clean water.
We’re calling the initiative H2GO!
You’ll discover everything you need to know about this project when you download your new materials on September 1. While funds will be gathered at church, our goal is to provide you with all the tools your families need to explore how they use water and how they, as a family unit, can raise funds together.
So . . . are you ready to H2GO?