The Water4 Foundation Launches World Water Day Campaign
As part of its efforts to bring attention to this crisis, Water4 has launched its World Water Day Photo Contest, which encourages people to submit a creative photo showing how much water it takes to produce an everyday food item. Water4 and World Vision, which will partner with Water4 on the contest, will accept submissions through March 23, 2012, after which Water4 ambassador Jennie Garth will judge the winning photo. More information on the contest can be found on Water4’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/water4foundation.
"I am so proud to be able to support World Water Day and the work that the Water4 Foundation is doing around the world, helping to bring clean water to children and families in need,” said Garth. “Often we forget how important clean water is for so many things — such as health, education, empowerment of women, food security — and this World Water Day we hope to raise awareness of its impact and encourage people to help in any way they can."
The global clean water crisis has drawn many to support World Water Day and the work of Water4 and other organizations. "Having been to Africa and experienced firsthand how clean drinking water can change lives, I'm continually reminded of what a gift clean water is,” said Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. “It's important to spread the message of World Water Day and the great strides that organizations like Water4 are making towards ensuring that everyone has access to something so simple yet so necessary."
"My mom instilled in me as a young kid the importance of giving back,” said Roy Williams, former Dallas Cowboys safety and current sideline reporter for University of Oklahoma football games. “I've been honored to travel to countries in need and personally lend a hand, but even supporting Water4 and World Water Day from right here in America can go a long way towards saving children around the world."