Recently, I was contacted by BuzzBloggers and asked to share information about an organization called Filter of Hope. Several months back, my daughter became aware of the fact that lots of people don't have clean drinking water. She thought we could mail some of our good clean water to these people. Her enthusiasm for the cause is contagious, and I knew she'd want me to take some time to help. Since we can't send water, sharng about this organization is one little way to help out instead.
The issue of clean drinking water is huge. Approximately 1 in 8 people in the world do not have clean drinking water and 90% of these water-related deaths are children. In 2011, the organization discovered a filtration technology called Hollow Fiber Membrane Filtration that works to clean water. It is similar to the filtration used in dialysis and for $40, a Filter of Hope water filter can be used to purify up to 150 gallons of water daily for up to 10 years. Pretty amazing. To read more about how this works, you can visit this section of the web site or watch the video below.
Right now, Filter of Hope is working on a campaign to get filters to those impacted by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Filter of Hope partners with a variety of organizations including Samaritan's Purse. I know many of us are considering end of the year donations, so this might be a place to consider. I plan to share more about Filter of Hope with our Missions Committee at church as a possible Missions giving opportunity for our church.
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