March 22 is World Water Day!
World Water Day is a United Nations-sanctioned observance day that highlights the importance of safe drinking water for all people. Water is an incredibly important international issue -- 663 million people around the world lack access to clean water, and diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
In honor of World Water Day, The Elvis Duran Show is highlighting the incredible work of the nonprofit charity: water. Founded in 2006 by Scott Harrison (whose interview you can hear on Life Amplified), charity: water is a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Learn more about charity: water’s story in their film, The Spring. If you’re interested in learning more and donating, charity: water has set up a special link for our listeners so that we can track our listener’s generosity! Visitcharitywater.org/Elvis to give.
We’re also sharing the touching story of six-year-old Nora from Virginia, who learned about the negative effects of drinking dirty water and was inspired to take action. She scrounged together her savings and mailed the nonprofit charity: water a handful of crumpled bills and a few coins, totaling $8.15, along with a handwritten note that said: “I do not want people to die because of water.”
On March 22, charity: water is asking everyone who watches to give $8.15 at charitywater.org/worldwaterday. The campaign aims to thank Nora for her contribution and show viewers than even a small donation makes a big difference, especially when we all work together.
It’s not the first time charity: water will go above and beyond to measure its donors’ impact -- charity: water always shows donors where and how their dollars get put to work, sending them GPS coordinates and photos of water projects around the world. But this IS the first time they’ll be collecting as many $8.15 donations as they can!