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Helping to END World Water Day on March 22

Posted by Kearsten Chapman on March 21, 2018 at 11:34 AM. Filed under News

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At Jasco, we support the efforts and attention that is brought to the world water crisis on World Water Day, which is officially on March 22 every year. It’s a day to focus on the importance of clean water and take action to help those without safe access to it.

Nearly 2.1 billion people worldwide are forced to drink dirty water, which is unacceptable. As a result, 3,000 children will die from a water-related illness each day – that’s one death almost every 20 seconds. With World Water Day approaching, let’s reflect on some other alarming statistics stemming from the global water crisis:

  • 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of five worldwide is due to water-related disease. 
  • 80% of illnesses in developing countries are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions.
  • The average African woman walks 3.75 miles to collect water.
  • In Asia and Africa, women generally carry 44 pounds of water on their heads to provide for their families.

These numbers prove that access to clean water is a true crisis, and action must be taken immediately if we want help end world water day. Since we believe everyone deserves life-sustaining water, we began our partnership between EcoSurvivor and the Water4 charity last year. Sponsored by MMA fighter Justin Wren, 50% of the net proceeds from every EcoSurvivor purchase helps fuel Water4’s mission to end this crisis in our lifetime by training local entrepreneurs to start their own businesses, drill their own wells and become local engines of change.

While many are aware of our partnership with Justin Wren and Water4, most aren’t familiar with Justin’s involvement and philanthropic journey. Justin, a national champion wrestler and now Bellator MMA fighter, took a mission trip to the Congo several years ago that changed his life forever. During this trip, he met the Mbuti Pygmy tribe and since then it’s been his mission to free the tribe from modern-day slavery, and provide them with clean water. Upon returning to the United States, Justin partnered with Water4 and has continued to fight for others, just as he fights for himself in the MMA cage.

While we’ve joined Water4 to support World Water Day every day, here are some special ways to get involved:

1. Make a Donation

Donate now to Water4Did you know $35 dollars can give one person filtered water FOR LIFE? With each donation, one life is transformed.

2. Make a Purchase

Visit and make a purchase – it’s that simple! 50 percent of your EcoSurvivor purchase supports Water4’s mission of eliminating the world water crisis that impacts over 1 billion people and causes over deaths every year.

3. Make Your Voice Heard 

Help raise awareness on social media by using #WorldWaterDay and #EndWorldWaterDay.  

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About the Author | Kearsten Chapman

Kearsten leads the Jasco digital marketing team who manage Jasco's public relations efforts, influencer marketing, social media, email marketing, online advertising, and e-commerce business for the company website. Outside the digital marketing world, she enjoys spending her free time with family and friends (preferably on a patio), traveling with her husband (preferably to a beach) and shamelessly spoiling their THREE dogs. Kearsten holds an MBA and BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma.

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