What does it take to make sure that everyone in the world has access to clean drinking water?
Is it pushing for the implementation of national policies? Is it about global organizations making a concerted effort to bring the importance of safe drinking water in front of policy and decision-makers? Or is it celebrities putting the spotlight on this crisis?
Let’s put the clean water crisis in perspective.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 700 million people who do not have access to clean water sources. And it would take $535 billion in investments to provide universal access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation around the world.
Barring political clout and star power, it begs the question: can we—as adventure-loving, outdoor enthusiasts—in our own little way, do something to help?
One of the groups who has thought about the impact that lack of clean water has around the world is OME Gear®.
The brand, which stands for Oceans+Mountains=Earth® is responsible for introducing some of the most innovative outdoor adventure gear in the market today.
And their flagship product, The Wanderr®--an ingenious 5-in-1 product that’s designed to haul up to 250 pounds of gear on its all-terrain wheels and convert to a low beach chair, a high camping or field chair, a fully reclinable lounger, and a camping cot—launching in September can make a big difference for this crisis.
The Last Well
OME Gear believes that individuals, just as much as major organizations and Hollywood celebrities, have a vital role to play in addressing the global need for access to clean water.
They also know that every little bit of effort towards this initiative helps. To that end, they partnered with The Last Well—a group focused on providing clean drinking water to 30,000 Liberians—and set a goal: raise $100,000 for the group by September 2019.
Why Liberia? Because nearly half of the 700 million people worldwide who don’t have access to clean water is in sub-Saharan Africa, where Liberia is located; and approximately one million of those actually live in Liberia. Unfortunately, children are the most vulnerable to the effects of unsafe drinking water and sanitation problems, and 90% of the tens of thousands who die annually from preventable, water-related diseases, are children under the age of five.
Buy. Give. Get.
The Last Well is focused on their mission to provide clean drinking water for the country by building a well within a 15-minute walk for every person in Liberia by 2020, a huge $38 million goal. So if you’ve read up to this point and are still wondering if there’s anything that you—as an adventure-loving, outdoor enthusiast—can do to make a difference for this cause, here’s the answer: Buy. Give. Get.
You BUY OME Gear’s limited edition, numbered shirt for $229.
OME Gear will GIVE to The Last Well to save two kids' lives by giving them access to clean drinking water.
And you become one of the first to GET your hands on the Wanderr.
But don’t let the simplicity of this effort negate the fact that what you’re doing will have a huge impact on this crisis. The $100,000 you can help OME Gear raise when you purchase this shirt is the final push The Last Well needs to build the last few wells required to see their objective to full completion.
So you see, at the end of the day, this is more than just a shirt—it’s safe drinking water for an entire nation.
Click the link for more information on our Buy. Give. Get. Campaign.