I would like to take this moment to offer a pause in our lives to remember that there are MANY people all throughout the United States of America that don’t have access to fresh water.
E. coli is a bacteria infection that is common in the homeless population because they are forced to drink lake and river water. Some fast food restaurants allow homeless people to use their outdoor spigots. Some prosecute for it. I know a woman who spent six months in jail for “stealing” water.
This post isn’t meant to make you feel bad. It’s meant to inspire you. If this means something to you, if it hurts your heart that many people live without fresh water… take up the cause. Just put it on your heart. Think about it a little bit each day. Then, when you’re ready, think about what you could do to connect thirsty Americans to fresh water.
Great tragedies are great opportunities to right the wrongs of the world.