- SurvivingTimes.com staff report
We take it for granted when we turn on the faucet and clean drinking water appears and is plentiful. Yet, throughout the world more than 1 billion people do not have clean drinking water. The Thirst Project, an proactive student organization hitting the clean water problem head on, says 80 percent of global diseases are water-borne and result from drinking contaminated water. These diseases kill more than 2.2 million people per year.
In a new movie, “Earth to Echo,” the stars of the film receive “distress signals” on their phones from someone who needs their help.
Students can join The Thirst Project and “Earth to Echo” to take action against the global water crisis without having to give, donate, or raise any of their own money. All you have to do is TEXT the keyword ECHO (in all caps) followed by your message for hope and encouragement to someone in a developing community without safe, clean drinking water to 51555. For every message we receive, the movie “Earth to Echo” will donate to The Thirst Project to build wells to give clean water to those who need it most. Not only that, but we will capture the actual messages we receive and install them on murals on the wells funded by this campaign. Then, go see the movie “Earth to Echo” in theaters everywhere July 2014. Visit www.ThirstProject.org/EarthToEcho to learn how you can get involved today!