Today’s Girl Props goes to Michelle Hellman Cohen.
Michelle Hellman Cohen is one of a small group of people that helped launch Charity: Water five years ago. Charity: Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Aside from helping plan events to raise money for the charity, Michelle has also gone to Africa see all the amazing contributions Charity: Water is making in the flesh. Last June, Michelle traveled to Ethiopia which she describes as a “memory she will always hold close to her heart”.
When asked what she remembers most about the experience, Michelle says:
“The most were the simple things – the warm and inviting smiles of the children who we were getting the gift of water, gifts given by the people of Ethiopia who had nothing to give, and the moments of clarity when we realized that the group we were traveling with (who consisted of major donators who were all VERY different in character) we were all more the same, than different as we were there with the same mission— to see good done in the world. It was powerful stuff. And now I just dream of going back and taking my husband as I want his world rocked just as much as mine was!”
Did you know that…
- right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That means one out of eight of us.
- unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation kill 42,000 people every week – that’s more than all forms of violence, including war.
- 90% of these deaths are children under five years old.
Click here to learn more and get involved.
Also, check out the upcoming Charity : Ball hosted by Jessica Biel!