This weekend marked World Water Day. Even in the best of times, it's tough to say we celebrated World Water Day, because the United Nations chose to observe the day in an attempt to highlight the importance of fresh, clean water. The plight of communities without access to fresh water is always on my radar, but I've been thinking about it even more during the past few weeks.
A global health emergency highlights the need for clean water
California's governor, Gavin Newsome, ordered us to stay home this week in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus. I worry about our health care system and emergency workers during this time and will do everything I can to reduce stress on our system.
One of the most crucial aspects of staying safe during this global health emergency is hand washing. Soap and water make up one of the things we can proactively do to keep ourselves — and the people around us — safe. But as we talk about hand washing, I can't help thinking of the people without access to clean, safe water supplies.
The important mission of Wine to Water
I've written about Wine to Water before now. Several of the pieces in the Jada Jo Jewelry collection benefit that exemplary organization. As we talk about sanitation and hand washing daily, the goals of Wine to Water become even more urgent and important. The organization is doing its best to spread the word about hand washing techniques and the importance of social distancing, and those efforts are important and appreciated globally.
How you can help during World Water Day
With our attention on the health benefits of clean water, I urge you to do what you can to help further the availability of clean, safe water. In honor of World Water Day, please consider contributing to Wine to Water.
You can support Wine to Water through the purchase of a Jada Jo piece like the Jomsom Nepalese Necklace, or you can contribute directly to the organization. I appreciate how the organization works to increase access to safe water while offering education about the best practices surrounding sanitation efforts. A global emergency takes a global effort, and I know Wine to Water is doing their part to help keep people healthy around the world.