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Used with permission from the Thirst Project

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The mission of the Thirst Project is to “build a socially-conscious generation of young people who END the global water crisis.” Seth Maxwell, the founder of the Thirst Project, was first exposed to the global water crisis through his friends. Once he heard that people were drinking from swamps, mud puddles, and earth dams, he made it his mission to give people access to safe, clean drinking water. Key Club has teamed up with the Thirst Project to fight against the water crisis. This year, the Lambert’s Key Club had members from the Thirst Project come to talk about the crucial issue of not having access to drinking clean water; the impact left behind was very strong, and the Key Club at Lambert immediately set out to hold fundraisers.

The Lt. Governor of the GA Key Club and also a member of the Lambert Key Club, Christina Lee, stated,” Guilt had instantly succumbed me, and I felt extremely selfish. Obliviousness to this horrifying reality was no an option; I had to partake in this battle against the water crisis. During the fall of 2016, Lambert Key Club had two lively, enthusiastic visitors from the Thirst Project. This Thirst Project is the world’s leading youth water activism organization, and their purpose is to “…build a socially-conscious generation of young people who END the global water crisis.” The speakers were captivating, and their energy was contagious. At the end of their speech, I was instantly trying to find ways to help. I realized that through Key Club, I could express my desire to alleviate the water crisis. Key Club International has been partnered in Thirsty 30, which is an excellent fundraiser that can easily be executed anywhere. Although Lambert Key Club altered some rules, the end goal was the same: to promote awareness of the water crisis in our local community. The Thirst Project has successfully broadened my perspective towards many aspects of life, and they have flourished my commitment to participate in this global fight. My mind is expanding with fundraising ideas for this upcoming year; I want to not only continue our participation in Thirsty 30, but I want to further expand upon our borders. I want to initiate informative presentations in our local community including schools, plan walks and lively events. I cannot wait to transform my ideas into action that could potentially benefit others.”

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