Did you know that at any given moment, half of the world’s hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water-related diseases? Or that 1.8 million children die every year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation, amounting to around 5,000 deaths a day? How about the fact that water-related disease is the second biggest killer of children worldwide, after acute respiratory infections like tuberculosis?
YOU GET THE POINT, RIGHT? THIS IS A BAD SITUATION, and we want to do something about it! So on June 16, 2012, Journey's Crossing and Food for the Hungry are hosting the Reel Water Film Festival as a way to raise awareness of this situation and take it one step further by actually doing something about it: All proceeds made from this festival will go directly to clean water projects in Olivero, Dominican Republic and Matictic, Philippines! How cool is that?! A festival that not only raises awareness about an issue, but actually DOES something about it.
Whether it's by submitting a film, volunteering to help out, or simply spreading the word to your friends and family, we need your support! If you have any questions or comments, we'd love to hear from you. Click here to submit a contact form and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.