Just $6 Can Give Someone Safe, Clean Water Through a Water Filter
Every 90 seconds a child dies of a preventable waterborne disease. The United Nations recently reported that one in four people worldwide lacks access to safe, clean water. And if we do not act now, by 2030 over 1.6 billion people will be left without clean water.
In the toughest places water filters are often people’s only option for safe, drinkable water. This year Unto® plans to send 4,750 water filters to suffering families in 18 countries
where clean water is critically needed.
To achieve this goal $200,962 is needed. Our local staff teams tell us that if the funds were available, they could distribute three times as many water filters — the needs of the people they serve are just that great.
A long-lasting water filter costs $42 to purchase and distribute. Since each one serves at least seven people, that means you can provide access to clean water for just $6 per person! Your gift now will meet an immediate physical need — and give them the opportunity to hear about the eternal hope of Jesus.
These are not just any water filters. They are not like the ones many of us use in our homes that must be replaced several times a year. They are often used to protect children in schools and orphanages or to serve people in churches or medical clinics. With proper care and cleaning, these filters can last 10 years! That means your gift today will give families safe, clean water now and for years to come.
In villages that do not have a well, water filters are the only solution for obtaining safe, clean water. In times of disaster, or in places where extreme terrain and arid conditions make drilling wells impossible, water filters can save lives.
Providing clean water is one of the most effective strategies our staff members have for meeting tangible needs and reaching people with the message of hope. As people respond they are often able to establish new churches too.
Will you donate today to give someone access to clean water and the opportunity to hear about the eternal hope of Jesus?
To make a gift by phone:
Call toll free: 1-800-778-7806, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET — Unto® Development Office.
Call toll free: 1-888-278-7233 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, or email us at eGift@cru.org — Cru® Donation Services Office.
To make a gift by mail:
To send your check or credit card donation by mail, simply download and print this donation form.