Halloween used to be an opportunity to provide developing countries in the world with critical resources through Unicef collections in conjunction with “trick or treating.” When did our over-consumptive society terminate that practice and why?
A portion of what we spend to create the illusion of fear at Halloween would assist greatly if invested in areas where fear is a daily reality, including the fear of dying from the effects of diarrhea and other diseases from the contaminated water they drink.
A Canadian water scientist determined that the water we flush in Canada is often cleaner than much of the water drank in remote areas of Africa, Asia, India, South America, etc. Pretty scary!
Let’s evaluate our spending priorities and consider joining with Rotarians from Central Alberta to invest in a simple, inexpensive clean water system for developing countries around the globe.
A five-minute video can be seen on wwwthewaterschopI.org
Alternatively, there are numerous other organizations doing great work in health, hunger and humanity in the world that need support.
World Community Service Committee
Rotary Club of Downtown Red Deer