As I have become more interested in the issue of clean water around the world, I have been looking around at different organizations which help to provide safe drinking water for people who don’t already have it. I came across the Blood:Water Mission a few weeks ago, and I’m very impressed. They see a connection between the HIV/AIDS crises in Africa and safe drinking water (since people with HIV/AIDS are more susceptible to diseases that can come from unclean water).
I wish I had known about them sooner. They launched a 1000 wells project which was finished in late 2010, but just because they’ve finished that doesn’t mean their work is done. Check out their site at www.bloodwatermission.com
Right now their newest campaign is the “Turn it: Red” campaign. December 1st is world AIDS day. I’m starting to think about how I will try to help out.