Richard Eisenberg wrote a story entitled, Making Water Safe for Kids in the April 2010 Ladies Home Journal. According to the article, “About 4,000 children in developing nations die every day because they don’t have clean drinking water”.
But there’s some good news to report. PUR scientists have developed purification packets. PUR is known for their water-filter systems. As a result of this action the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program has been supplying clean water to communities all over the world.
More specifically, since 2004 they have provided 1.8 billion gallons of clean water.
PUR also “stepped to the plate” during the January earthquake in Haiti by sending 6 million packets and $650,000 in financial assistance.
So often we nonchalantly take our drinking water for granted. Maybe we shouldn’t.
I can only imagine the reaction the parents of these children had when they knew their children were drinking clean and fresh water.
It’s encouraging to see companies getting involved in humanitarian efforts. Because of this kind of gesture they are sure to paint a positive picture in the minds of consumers.
I currently own one of their filter systems in my home. When it’s time for a replacement I will probably purchase another one, in part because of what they have been doing to help others out.
Good job PUR!
Ladies Home Journal, April 2010, page 10