While it's fun & does help raise funds for ALS, after watching video after video of people throwing water on their heads, I ran across a thought provoking picture showing a bunch of Americans throwing water on their heads then below a picture of an African child sipping water from a lid. It put it in clear prospective. How 'bout donating $10 to ALS, but not wasting the water and instead donating $10 to www.waterproject.org which helps create clean drinking water in places such as Africa. Why can't we start a viral video on FB of holding an empty bucket, stating we are sending $10 to ALS and also $10 to the water project (or if you've already done the ALS challenge, just $10 to this fundraising goal?!
|08/20/14||Anonymous||$10.00||For water where it is really needed, instead of dumped overhead!|
|08/20/14||Anonymous||$10.00||Instead of my ALS challenge|
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