Bob Marley’s family started the foundation 1Love.org, a non-profit that helps people give back and participate in the Marley missions to give the world a peaceful, clean and hopeful future. 1Love.org and the Marley family has recently made a donation in the amount of $100,000 to Charity:Water, a non-profit that focuses on bringing clean, safe drinking water to developing nations.
Rita, Ziggy and Rohan Marley along with other members of the Marley family raised the funds through donations and the family’s businesses, The House of Marley and Marley’s Mellow Mood 100% natural relaxation beverages.
Reggae icon, Rita Marley, said of the generous donation, “We are so deeply grateful to have the support of so many fans, friends, and partners to provide access to clean water for thousands of our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia. The need is so great and time is so short. 1Love.org provides an online home for those who share our family’s values and lifelong commitment to better the global community for which we must all be responsible.”
Charity:Water helps fund over 1,400 projects in Ethiopia and hundreds of thousands more all over the world. The projects the non-profit helps in Ethiopia include bringing clean, safe water to over 1,300 villages, 12 clinics and 108 schools. The donation from 1Love.org will go to bringing more clean water projects to the area.
Bob Marley had a dream to live in a peaceful world and all he wanted from others was to do one small act of love and kindness everyday. That dream is being put to action by the Marley family through 1Love.org and through the fans who make a difference everyday. Small acts can make a big difference.
“90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are of children under five years old. Many of these diseases are preventable,” reads Charity:Water’s website citing statistics from the UN. That statistic is disturbing especially because those deaths are preventable.
Visit MyCharity: Water to find out exactly how you can help with a small act that will make a big impact on another person and help the world be a better place.