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#Emptybucketchallenge by MittMac #Emptybucketchallenge by MittMac
I totally support the Ice Bucket-iniative and all the people suffering should be relieved or even cured. And although every sick or dying people is one too many, please look at the statistics. 30.000 American ALS-patients at any given moment is a lot (I don't have global stats) and worldwide attention will hopefully create more empathy among people around the world. But please do not merely donate because of the hype, donate because there are people in need. People which we can help with donating money, working as a volunteer or spreading the awareness. So if you do decide to donate money to the ALS Association please also consider donating to groups that are bringing clean, healthy and fresh drinking water to the developing world. 

783 million people worldwide lack access to clean water. 3,4 million people are dying every year because of health effects that are caused by this 'simple' fact. Please donate to groups like 'Charity: Water', 'Water.org' or Unicef (for example).

- Please don't see this as an insult on the ALS community or a trivialization of the problems and diseases we face as the 'modern world'. But try to embed the people that we don't see, know or hear into our giving and empathic actions. Thank you! -
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lordofALLspacebugs Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Professional General Artist
awesome work! this should be spread around. while ALS is definitely something that should be researched etc, but on in the bigger picture there are issues plaguing a much bigger group of people globally
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renkomo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Many people like you are saved!
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MiltonFuller Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Totally agreed!
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mjponso Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
I also have nothing against the Ice Bucket Challenge and raising awareness for an overlooked issue in the United States.  But you're right, clean water should be a fundamental human right and so many times, it's not available.

In terms of water charities, you might also want to mention Living Water International, a Christian-based organization dedicated to building wells in remote places of the world where clean water is scarce.  (I've personally donated to them in the past.)
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It really is a great work :)
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scancer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Touche Thumbs Up 
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FunkinJam Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great point and very well put, kudos.
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o0isabella0o Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect.
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