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by Allyson Koerner
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World Water Day is right around the corner – March 22 – and what better way to get people in the spirit of lending a helping hand toward the global water crisis than by having a toilet strike? For Matt Damon, that is exactly what he and a group of celebs are doing.

In February, as co-founder of Water.org, Damon launched a humorous strike pledging he would not go to the bathroom until the 780 million people without access to clean water and the 2.5 billion without a toilet or basic sanitation finally get that access.

Most recently, Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman and Josh Gad joined Damon’s cause. As you can see in the video below, these celebs are saying no to toilets, and yes to clean water and sanitation for all.

“It’s easy for me actually, because I’ve never gone to the bathroom in my entire life,” Biel says.

The video is funny, but is also sending an extremely important message. Did you know all it takes is a $25 donation, and you can give one person clean water for life?

Damon and his supporters hope others will not take this lightly, and help those in serious need.

“No matter where I go, I’m humbled by the outpouring of generosity shared with Water.org to help others end their struggle to get safe water. Hundreds of people, many of them volunteers, came together to make this idea a reality,” Damon said about his cause and the clean water fight.

As Damon says in the video, “Remember, if you don’t use the toilet, you’re a celebrity.”

To join the strike, visit StrikeWithMe.org.

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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