Next Ice Bucket Challenge To Use Greywater to Help Alleviate Ongoing Drought

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In order to help deal with the ongoing drought in California, The Next “Ice Bucket Challenge” will use greywater, water that is runoff from laundry and shower activities.

“The Ice Bucket Challenge” was a hugely popular activity in social media that raised millions of dollars for ALS. “We know water is a precious resource, especially now said a spokesperson. “For the next challenge we encourage challengers to use greywater.”

“Greywater” is a term associated with all water that comes out of the house after being used for showers, dishwashing and cleaning clothes. Increasing numbers of people are using this water on their lawns, or other secondary uses.

In this case, the water would be used to create the ice for the Ice Bucket Challenge. “We recognize the Challenge uses millions of gallons of water. We just want to make sure it is used in an environmentally friendly way,” the spokesperson said.







Long Way From Columbus

It was just after the riots after the Rodney King Verdict. The city created a new organization dedicated to helping heal the city and address problems. They asked for volunteers. I called.

“Yes, I’d like to volunteer for the Heal LA organization.” (Or whatever it was called.)

“Why?” the person on the phone said curtly.

“I can help with writing and fundraising.”

“OK, but what’s in it for you?”

“Yeah, well, I watched my city almost burn to the ground. I thought I’d pitch in to help.”

“Right, but what do you get out of it? What’s in it for you?”

“Uh, sure, what do I get? I get the feeling I did something to help. You know, help my city…which almost burned to the ground.”

“But why? What do YOU get out of it?”

It didn’t get any better.

Back in Columbus, Ohio, when you wanted to volunteer to help, they let you.

Phone Cards For The Troops

One of the biggest requests from our troops in Iraq is phone cards. The government doesn’t pay for long distance phone charges from the hospitals, so wounded soldiers are rationing their calls home.

We encourage you to send phone cards of any amount (even $5) to:

Medical Family Assistance Center
Walter Reed Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001