I wanted to share this very cool PSA that Bold and Beautiful did for an amazing cause...it's called Twestival Los Angeles. You might have seen this floating about on my twitter and Facebook account and I decided, based on the feedback which was overwhelming, to include it on my personal blog as well.
Here are the details...
Right now 1.1 billion people on the planet don't have access to safe, clean drinking water. That's one in six of us. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation causes 80% of all sickness and disease, and kills more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Many communities in developing nations could have a plentiful supply of clean drinking water just below the ground, but no way to get to it. Just $20 can provide clean water for a person in a developing country for 20 years.
This Thursday, February 12, more than 100 cities around the world, including Los Angeles, will be hosting a Twestival to bring attention to Charity: Water. (What’s a Twestival? An event organized on the social network Twitter.com.) These events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of the money raised from ticket sales, online donations, and other efforts will go directly to support Charity: Water projects. Charity: Water currently has projects in Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Cote D'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.