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Monday, March 15, 2010

Fill the Well on World Water Day

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Dear Friends,

The demand for water is growing as the world's population increases. But at the same time, clean water is becoming more scarce. Of the limited water resources that are available, many are contaminated. And increasing droughts across the globe limit agricultural growth.

Did you know that:

  • 1.2 billion people lack access to clean and affordable water.
  • 2.6 billion people lack proper sanitation services.
  • 5 million people, mostly children, die each year from water-borne diseases.
Child with Bucket of Water on His Head

LWR is pleased to announce a one-year, $1 million campaign to help provide water to those in need throughout the world. Will you help LWRFill the Well?

The official start of the Fill the Well campaign is on March 22, World Water Day. Make plans now to get your congregation involved in a World Water service on Sunday, March 21 to help LWRFill the Well.

Visit lwr.org/water to download a bulletin insert, devotional, children's sermon and more. We hope you and your congregation will help LWR Fill the Well and provide plentiful water to our brothers and sisters who so desperately need it.

In Christ,

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John A. Nunes

John A. Nunes
President and CEO
Lutheran World Relief