We are a family of mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers and daughters and sons who find it unacceptable that thousands die each day as a result of lack of one simple thing: clean water. We are distraught that women and children walk three hours one way to fill a bucket with dirty water…water that may quench a deep thirst, but may also kill them. We are pained that 4,500 hundred children die each day as a result of the lack of clean water in their community. We are anguished that 1.1 billion people walking this planet do not have clean water…while we have so much.

We’re moving loudly and boldly with our bodies and our hearts. We are calling attention to a cause and trying to raise ten billion dollars along the way.

Ten billion dollars and the world has clean water. Americans spend around 450 billion dollars each Christmas. Ten billion dollars and the world has clean water. We believe this can be done.

Join us. Check out charity: water. (Follow the link or click the "Water for Christmas" button on the right.) Donate under the "Water for Christmas" tab at the bottom. Every last penny will go toward the building of a well in a community that doesn’t have one.

Watch our passion as we dance for water. Dancing for water and watching the ripples.

(These videos are posted in good faith. Please read about charity: water and consider making a donation before you view. Every dollar helps build wells in places thirsty for clean water.)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Jedi Yoga Class -- Bettendorf, IA

I decided to Dance for Water because it will improve the quality of life for many people their trees and their livestock. Water is life. It is important that we do what we can to help all our brothers and sisters gain access to water--which is a right for all. I asked the padawan learners (and their parents) at River City Yoga to help because part of the Jedi Code asks us to defend and protect as well as to serve others. The Jedi are guardians of peace in the galaxy. Bringing water to those who have none helps to bring peace to a struggling people. Thank you for the opportunity to serve.

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