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Clarke Campus Ministry Office Works to Impact Global Water Crisis

posted on March 22, 2006

It’s often taken for granted that turning on a sink faucet will result in clean drinking water. But in many areas of the world, this is simply not the case. In conjunction with the season of Lent, the Clarke College Campus Ministry Office is participating in the H2O Project, a national movement to raise funding and awareness of the global water crisis.

The H2O Project challenges Americans to make water their only beverage for two weeks. It is then suggested that participants donate the money they saved during that time to an organization that will help drill clean water wells in developing countries. Every eight seconds a child dies from a water-related illness and according to the World Health Organization, 1.2 billion people lack access to clean water.

Clarke students Amanda Martin and Theresa Weber, who are peace with justice interns in the College’s campus ministry office, started the initiative on campus, which will continue through Lent. Clarke’s goal is to raise enough money to fund the drilling of one well in a developing country.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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