The Read-A-Thon starts soon, on Saturday morning supa-early (for me at 5 am). I just made a post stating that I really want to read this time (last time I only read for 11.5 hours!), read, read, read!!! Don't doubt that I will check out the other readers and help cheer a little too, but I am reading for a reason this Read-A-Thon. I am going to donate $5 per book I complete during the 24 hour period.
Where will the dinero ($) go? It will go to an organization I have become quite passionate about. I will be giving it to Living Water International an amazing organization funding the building of wells all over the world in developing nations.I posted some videos yesterday for an organization called Advent Conspiracy that works through Living Water International. Clean water is such a huge problem, here is what the news says:
So why don't I take a part, take a little step. If we all did, the problem would be resolved. Yes RESOLVED! So for that reason I am taking this Read-A-Thon seriously....(not so seriously I can't enjoy it though, don't worry about that!!!! :) But I am reading with a purpose, reading for a reason other than just for me.
Water-related disease is the single largest killer of infants in developing countries—diarrhea alone causes 1.8 million child deaths each year—and access to safe water is the most important factor in the survival of children under the age of five. Nearly half of all people in developing countries are suffering from water-related health problems. The annual number of deaths from water-related diseases is six times greater than the number of deaths from armed violence.
Contaminated drinking water is the largest killer in the world.
Would you drink it? What if that were all there was?
I want to be part of making this (above) into