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Water. It is at the heart of a daily crisis faced by a billion of the world’s most vulnerable people—a crisis that threatens life and destroys livelihoods on a devastating scale. The glass is half empty!

ONE IN SIX PEOPLE ON THE PLANET DON’T HAVE

ACCESS TO SAFE, CLEAN DRINKING WATER.

Unlike war and terrorism, the global water crisis does not make media headlines, despite the fact that it claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns. Unlike natural disasters, it does not rally concerted international action, despite the fact that more people die each year from drinking dirty water than from the world’s hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes combined.

OUR PLANET IS 70% WATER.97.5% OF THAT IS SALTWATER.

THIS MEANS ONLY 2.5% IS AVAILABLE FOR THE 6 BILLION PEOPLE ON THE PLANET TODAY

This is a silent crisis experienced by the poor, and tolerated by those with the resources, technology, and the political power to end it. Yet this is a crisis that is holding back human progress, consigning large segments of humanity to lives of poverty, vulnerability, and insecurity.

What can we do to help? Cinco De Mayo is one day of the year when more non-water liquid consumption is done than any other day of the year.   People will be funneling more liquor on that day than most people of a third world country will have water in a month.   What is your non-water beverage consumption?

The challenge is simple! Skip all non-water beverages for 5 days in May.  May 1-5 to be exact.  Then together we will be donating the saved funds to Water Missions International.

What does that cost for 5 Days for you? I can tell you I spend more than $50-Dollars on drinks from Starbucks to Sonic in one week. That $50-Dollars could give more than 5 people clean drinking water for the rest of their lives.

What if we all did it? Drank Water to Give Water? What if for 5 days we could get 600 of our friends to join in?  That would mean an entire community of 3000 people would have clean drinking water for the rest of their lives.

Web: www.5daysinmay.com

Twitter: @5DaysInMay

Hashtag: #5DaysInMay

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Matt Knisely

Matt Knisely is an Emmy Award–winning visual storyteller, creative director, and author who loves telling stories of the extraordinary. Make sure you check out his book Framing Faith, it helps connect the seemingly unconnected, see the beauty right in front of us, and revealing how to be present in the moment.

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