I haven't posted a personal request before on the blog, but this is something unique and special for me. Here is a project that deserves your attention and action today. American Express is sponsoring The Members Project in which AMEX card members have nominated over 7,000 innovative projects to receive between $1-5 million dollars donated by AMEX ( the more people who register to vote - and you have to be an AMEX card holder to do so - the more money is in the pot). This list is now down to 25 semi-finalists and voting for the final 5 is now open until Sunday 22 August.
At PSI we have a project in the mix, and I'd like your vote. The project that is one of the 25 finalists is "Children's Safe Drinking Water." Here's the description:
For Two Cents We Can Change the World. Four thousand children die needlessly every day from drinking contaminated water. It's a tragedy that hundreds of millions of people obtain their drinking water from polluted sources such as muddy rivers, ponds, and streams. This public health crisis can be addressed today through an innovative and low-cost technology that effectively purifies and cleans water while removing bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Right now millions of people in Africa, Asia, and the Americas are being reached by a not-for-profit project, but millions more are in need. Help us reach a goal of providing 2 billion liters of safe drinking water. For only two pennies a day a child can have safe drinking water. We'd love to hear your thoughts. In fact, Give Us Your Two Cents Worth. Thank you.
The AMEX donation would help support this on-going public-private partnership between PSI and Proctor & Gamble that has been selected as a case study at the Harvard Business School. To vote for this project, go to membersproject.com or click below. The winning project will be announced on August 7th.
Remember: you have to be an AMEX card member to vote and you must do it by Sunday. Yes there are many deserving projects, but you only have one vote. Make it count - in more ways than one. And I hope many of you can pass this around for me (you know who you are ;)