Wednesday, August 26, 2009

H2O Hero

You know Trista Sutter, from ABC's The Bachelorette? We're totally not related.

Nevertheless, Trista and I share something in common besides our last names. Trista recently posted a link on Twitter about a campaign started by Yield Clothing called Millions From One. Yield Clothing is in the business of giveness.

The mission of Millions From One is: "To save millions of lives by providing long-term clean water to those most in need across the world." They are fulfilling this mission by raising money to build water wells in areas in need.

Here are some facts about the water crisis from the Millions From One Web site:

  • Water-related diseases kill a child every 8 seconds, and are responsible for 80% of all illnesses and deaths in the developing world.
  • 2.4 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation.
  • One person in six lives without regular access to safe drinking water.
  • Across the world, water-related diseases are the leading cause of death for children under 5 years old.
  • At least 1 billion people must walk three hours or more to obtain drinking water.
  • At any given time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from a water-related disease.
(Sources: United Nations, World Health Organization, National Geographic Society, WaterPartners)



As you learned in the video, to raise money, Yield Clothing created a bracelet. The purchase of one bracelet is enough to provide 30 years of clean water to one person in need. Each bracelet is $10 and half of the profits go directly to building water wells. The remaining profits go to helping Yield Clothing develop their infrastructure and additional programs.

So, what do Trista Sutter and I have in common? We're simply passing the information on to the heroes among us.

Visit www.millionsfromone.com to learn more.

5 comments:

Jennifer 8:00 AM, August 26, 2009  

This is so GREAT! Thank you for sharing. Just ordered a bracelet. Everyone should have one! (:

Dawn 10:32 AM, August 26, 2009  

Great cause - I just ordered one for me and one for my daughter.

Joanna Sutter, My Favorite Things 10:35 AM, August 26, 2009  

You guys amaze me. Every single day.

Geri 7:09 PM, August 26, 2009  

You have great followers on this blog! I am going to order one too. .....also love that mug....

Joanna Sutter, My Favorite Things 6:17 AM, August 27, 2009  

:-)

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