I’m filling water jugs as we rush out the door to soccer practice for my girls. I’m thinking to myself…”hurry up and fill, we need to go”.
Then it hits me like a ton of bricks…I should be ever so thankful that I have water and all I have to do is turn on the faucet. And not only do I have water…I have CHOICES! I can choose from the city tap water that runs right into my house or I can choose from the reverse osmosis faucet right by my sink. I can trust whole heartedly that my reverse osmosis water is pure, safe and clean. I can rest assured knowing it has been filtered and is the highest quality of drinking water available. And even my crystal clear ice cubes bouncing around in the jug are top notch quality.
As I’ve been preparing for World Water Day on March 22nd it’s been on my heart and mind that so many women, children and families don’t have the same opportunities. I am so thankful because:
- It’s not necessary for my daughters to wake up at dawn and walk one or more miles to the closest water source and then back home.
- It’s not necessary for my daughters to spend hours waiting in line for access to a community well in the heat of the day.
- It’s not necessary for my daughters to worry about whether their water contains bacteria and other disease causing organisms.
So yes….within minutes while those water jugs filled my heart was filled with the desire to help. As a mom…how can I not help other mothers, children and families? How can I not seek out opportunities to share the living water with others? How can I not teach my girls to get involved? How could I not do something?
Chances for Children was founded by local folks here in Scottsdale that have a heart for others. What started as an orphanage in Haiti in 2008 has grown to provide feeding programs and clean water, education, medical clinics, job creations and strengthening communities through faith. This was it…the CHANCE to help.
AZ Water Solutions is honored to partner with Chances for Children. Our commitment is for each water softener sold a Sawyer PointOne Filtration Unit with bucket will be donated to Chances for Children in Haiti. We will help…will you join us?
Revelations 21:6 (NIV) – “To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life”