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The Water4 charity based in Oklahoma City is hosting a contest that urges contestants to express their gratitude for free-flowing water.
From Staff Reports Modified: December 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm •  Published: December 8, 2012

Oklahoma City-based charity Water4 is inviting Facebook friends, Twitter and Instagram followers and Pinterest pinners to express their gratitude for the free-flowing water they are fortunate enough to enjoy by uploading personal photos and videos that express the answer to the question, “What Does Water Mean to You?”

For each photo submitted, a donor has pledged to make a contribution of $5 in the submitter's name to Water4. Further, anyone, including a submitter, who makes a $5 donation to Water4 during the contest, which will run until midnight on Dec. 31, will have their $5 donation matched by the same donor.

Water4 co-founders Richard and Terri Greenly and Grammy Award-winning gospel singer and Water4 supporter Sandi Patty will choose the best three photo submissions. The three photo contest winners will each receive the honor of having a well dug and a pump installed and named for their families. Also, each of the winners will receive four handcrafted fair-trade bracelets purchased from women in Delhi, India, to share with their family.

“Terri and I are thrilled to host this contest to raise awareness and support for Water4 and for the solution to the little-known, worst crisis of humanity — the lack of clean drinking water to the bottom billion in the world. For the first time in history, this solution to fixing the world's water crisis (4000+ child deaths per day) is within our grasp,” Richard Greenly, co-founder of Water4, said recently.

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