Monthly Archives: October 2010

Today is Blog Action Day (see Blog Action Day), and writers all around the world are writing on the theme of clean water. I’m no expert about it, but World Vision says that at least 20 percent of the world does not have safe drinking water, and lack of access to safe water is the number one cause of preventable death. So what can we do about it?

It’s seven months away (exactly) but on May 15, 2011, several friends and I will be running in the Pittsburgh Marathon for Team World Vision to raise money for drilling clean water wells in Kenya and Ethiopia. One well costs upwards of $13,000, and we have a small team, so our goal is only a portion of that amount, but any giving will help go a long way to provide clean water for those who need it most. Again, I’m no expert, but this is something tangible we can do to transform lives. So, please support us. For more on what we’re doing with Team World Vision, go to my Team World Vision page.

Tomorrow is the Squirrel Hill Clothing Swap! For four hours on Saturday, October 2nd, Upper Room is going to be turned into the equivalent of a thrift store.  For a $3 donation to the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition anyone can fill up a trash-bag worth of clothes from what people have donated over the past month.  And there are tons of clothes available, in all styles, shapes, and sizes. 

It’s happening at 5828 Forward Ave. from 1 pm to 5pm.  For more details see the Facebook event page.