Media contact:Laura Blank
SEATTLE, WA (14 March 2012) — Did you know it takes 11 gallons of water to produce one slice of bread? Or 37 gallons of water to produce just one cup of your morning coffee? These latest statistics from the United Nations reveal the critical value water plays in our lives every day. As we approach World Water Day (March 22) this year, World Vision and Water4 are launching a social media photo contest, encouraging people all over the world to illustrate the need for water through their photos.
Find a creative way to show how much water it takes to produce an everyday food item like the ones below with visual aids such as buckets, bottles, milk cartons and any other container (use your imagination!)
From March 14 - 23, submit your photos via Twitter (@Water4 or @WorldVisionUSA) or email (WaterDayPhoto@Water4.org). Be sure to use the #didyouknow and #waterday hashtags. This year’s photo contest will be judged by Water4's celebrity ambassador, actress Jennie Garth.
Prizes will be given for "most creative" and "most popular" photos. The winner will be announced the week of March 19 and will receive a Water4 water bottle, Water4 T-shirt, World Vision water bottle, a package of fair trade coffee, and a beautiful, handmade bracelet from Thailand.
About World Vision:World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve the world's poor — regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information on their efforts, visit WorldVision.org/press or follow them on Twitter at @WorldVisionNews
About the Water4 Foundation:The mission of Water4 is not only to provide water to at-risk, impoverished areas but also, to teach and provide employment opportunities through their inexpensive pumps and drilling methods. While numerous organizations are helping to solve the global water crisis, no other organization approaches or executes the process of providing water quite like Water4 does. It gets the nationals involved in the future of their home village’s water issues. As a result of their new vocation they are engaged daily in fixing the water problems as well as helping their village and themselves find new ways to prosper. For more information on Water4 please visit www.water4.org.