The Story of charity: water

November 8, 2011

“Water is an astonishingly complex and subtle force in an economy. It is the single constraint on the expansion of every city, and bankers and corporate executives have cited it as the only natural limit to economic growth.”
– Margaret Catley-Carlson, Vice-Chair, World Economic Forum

IRC Cares, the service committee of the International Relations Club, chooses a different NGO to support every year. This year, we have chosen charity: water, a non-profit organization dedicated to resolving the water crisis around the world. charity: water’s simple yet challenging mission to bring clean and safe-drinking water to people in developing nations appealed to us the most. Any W&M student can relate to and understand how valuable water is; water is a necessity that affects all of us. We feel that water is an important issue that we must pay our attention to. Although we live in an environment in which water is highly accessible, places around the world are in dire need of clean water. In fact, “diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.”

This Thursday, November 10th from 7pm-8pm in McGlothlin 20, IRC Cares and SEAC will be hosting The Story of charity: water, a short 40 minute film describing the founding behind charity: water and the water crisis. Free pizza from Domino’s will be provided at the event! IRC Cares will also be collecting donations for charity: water. 100% of donations to charity: water directly fund water projects!

If you want to learn more about charity: water, visit www.charitywater.org. Or, if you may be interested in helping the cause at W&M, come to our service club meetings on Sundays at 1:30pm in Blair 228!

-IRC Cares

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