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I am embarrassed to admit that only in the last few years have I become aware of the global crisis concerning clean drinking water. Oh sure, I have always known that there were areas where clean drinking water was hard to come by. But only recently have I learned of the enormity of this crisis.
4,000 children in developing countries die every day from illness and disease related to unsafe drinking water.
I don't know about you, but that number is staggering to me. 4,000 children a day. Imagine. Imagine a life where we as parents could try all we wanted and still be unable to provide our beloved children with water that wouldn't kill them. I just can't imagine.
When PUR contacted me about doing a post to raise awareness of this problem, I immediately agreed. You know how it goes. Only when we all join together can true change really occur. Here's what I learned from PUR.
PUR along with its not-for-profit partner, the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW), is committed to alleviating this global crisis by providing clean drinking water to those in need.
• This coming January PUR is partnering with “Summit on the Summit” (SOTS), a celebrity climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro featuring Jessica Biel, Alexandra Cousteau and others that will raise awareness and funds for clean drinking water efforts. You can learn more about the summit here.
• Dr. Greg Allgood, Founder and Director of CSDW, will be joining the climb as the water authority, educating the climbers on the global water crisis and what is being done to help.
How Can We Help?
* When you buy a PUR, you’re not only helping your family get clean water, but a family across the world.
* 1 System = 1 Week: For every PUR system purchase, one week of clean drinking water is provided to a child in the developing world through CSDW. To-date, CSDW has already provided 1.8 billion liters of clean water to children and their families around the world.
Why Is PUR a Smart Choice for Families?
• By simply using a PUR water filter, you will remove many of the common contaminants found in drinking water. Including: 94% of atrazine, 98% of lead and other metals, 99.9% of microbial cysts and 96-99% of pharmaceuticals.
• Switching from bottled water to filtered water and a reusable bottle can save one person up to $600 a year and eliminate up to 3,200 plastic bottles.
In other words, by helping ourselves provide the best possible water for our families and decreasing the environmental impact of plastic water bottles, we can also help provide water around the world. Sounds like a win-win situation to me.
PUR would also like to give one of my readers a PUR pitcher. To be eligible, just leave me a comment below. If you'd like additional entries, you can do any or all of the following:
~Become a follower of this blog.
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~Blog about this post.
Please leave me an additional comment for each of the above. Also, make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you are the lucky winner.
PUR provided me with the information about the summit I have shared with you. I have received no other compensation from them.
Giveaway will end at midnight on January 11.
*Our winner is #32 - Kaylen. Congratulations Kaylen. I will contact Kaylen for her mailing information.