Detroit Water Project

Week 15: Detroit Water Project

Hi wonderful people! Welcome back to GIVE52. This week’s organization has a simple mission: Dignity for everyone, everyday.

The Detroit Water Project is a platform to help donors pay the delinquent water bills of people in Detroit so that their water does not get shut off. Since July 2014, donors have helped over 900 families in Detroit and Baltimore.

Everyone needs running water. In cities across the US, water companies are turning off the tap. This is forcing low-income families, seniors, and single parents to live without basic necessities. Can you imagine living without running water? Families are forced to go elsewhere to take showers, clean dishes or simply get a drink.

Water is fundamental for life and health. The human right to water is indispensable for leading a healthy life in human dignity. It is a pre-requisite to the realization of all other human rights.
— The United Nations Committee on Economic, Cultural and Social Rights

Your donation can help turn the water back on.

This project inspired me more than I can say. It was started by two women who connected over their concern for Detroit families on twitter. They saw a problem and within a few hours, the website was live. It inspired me to seek out simple solutions and to find more opportunities to directly connect people who need help with those who can offer it.

We can help turn the water back on this week. Let’s do this!
Keep rocking,