This post comes courtesy of my friend Lisa P, a foodie and chef extraordinaire! She picked up and ran with a Google+/Facebook status I put up earlier about my intent to do a "Water Run," bringing bottles of cold water to some of the folks down here in D.C. who can't escape indoors or buy water -- some of D.C.'s large homeless population. (For the record, at 2:30 it is 102 degrees Fahrenheit, heat index at 121). Ok, so she's giving me some credit, but no reason not to push this message far and wide!
Summertime -- And the Living Ain’t Always So Easy
Today when I logged on to Facebook, I was greeted by a status reading:
"Want a cheap and easy way to do a good deed today? Buy some cold water and share it with people who can’t get indoors — those living or spending the day on the streets, at the parks, or in the alleys behind our houses and offices. Thanks to Sam for this great idea!"But seriously, how amazing is this idea? It is so simple, but could make such a difference in someone’s life. This summer has been a scorcher, especially here in Washington, DC (heat index of 116 degrees F RIGHT NOW!?). All of us lucky enough to be relaxing in our air-conditioned apartments, browsing the web (reading my blog, of course) need to be careful in this heat, but don’t have too much to worry about. But think about all those people in the world who do not have a cool place to take shelter, or no access to drinking water. Do a good deed and if you see one of those people, buy them a bottle of water.
I challenge all of you reading this to go out and buy a pack of water bottles and hand them out!
Also, please spread the word! The more people who hear this idea, the more people we can help in the streets. I would like to give a special thanks to my friend who sparked this all with a Facebook status. Check out his blog, Hungry Sam for more food thoughts.
(Photo credit: Urban Canteen)