Wednesday, January 6, 2010

30 Days of Justice: Blood:Water Mission

3:52 AM
There are 3 things humans need to survive: food, oxygen and water. Here in America, those are just assumed. Actually, if you were to ask Americans what we need to survive, they'd include things like shelter or clothes too. But in reality, it boils down to just three. And sadly, so much of the world doesn't have access to one of these: water. Christian rock band, Jars of Clay traveled to Africa and was hit with the crisis of the lack of clean water and it's impact on the health of the people. In a continent where HIV/AIDS ravishes the population, clean water is essential in fighting disease and bacteria. So Jars of Clay came back to states and launched the Blood:Water Mission, committed to providing clean water to the people of Africa to help improve their overall health.

Since its launch, Blood:Water Mission has raised millions of dollars from individuals seeking to make a difference. They have partnered with more than 800 communities in Africa, providing life-saving water and health needs for over 500,000 people. Along the way the 1000 Wells Project has expanded holistically to include a variety of clean water solutions and sanitation and hygiene training, as well as funding health clinics, community health workers, and support groups, which help in the prevention, treatment, care and support of communities affected by AIDS. BWM are began to incorporate HIV/AIDS-specific programming alongside ongoing water programming in 2009 and onwards. They seek to empower communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crisis. This isn't just one person saving the world, it's a group of people inspiring other groups of people to save the world.

The Blood:Water Mission has several ways to get involved with their work. From holiday giving ideas to planning your own water walk to sacrificing your own water supply for a few weeks, each and every action goes a long way in this effort to change a country and a continent. Get your campaign kit, resources and start making a

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About the author

Joy Muldoon is a full-time missionary and part-time blogger. Read about her travels, adventures, and missions here!