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Yes! World Water Day Matters

Today is World Water Day - not just another Hallmark holiday, created to separate youwwd_2008.gif from your money. No, today is a day to stop - just for a moment - and ponder this staggeringly unforgettable (and possibly unforgivable) fact: More than one billion people in this world do not have access to clean drinking water. That's a whole lot of children drinking sludge and then dying from it. A story in this morning's Seattle Post-Intelligencer puts that number at one child every 14 seconds.

One child every 14 seconds.

Click here to read an amazing and moving essay written for us by the executive director of Water 1st International. This here is so amazing, it just won us a national award.

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