Battle Cry of the Mom Bloggers 'Water, Water Every Where! -- Bloggers Unite To Save Lives with Matt Damon's Charity

09/07/2012 04:58 pm ET | Updated Nov 07, 2012

--"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

Water. It's chemical make-up is simple: 2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom. Ocean water covers 71 percent of the Earth's surface and contains 97 percent of the planet's water.
Up to 60% of the human body is water, and no human can survive much longer than 10-14 days without it.

Yet most of us take water for granted.

The next time you take a shower, flush the toilet, turn on your faucet or put an ice cube in your child's drink, think about what your life would be like without water. (Personally, I still haven't forgotten what it was like to face a few days without power and water when my twins were born in the middle of a frigid New England winter.)

Even though we all need it for survival, nearly 1 billion people in the world don't have access to safe water and 2.5 billion people don't have access to a toilet. It's 2012, and more people have a cell phone than a toilet! It's staggering to think about this isn't it?

The good news: Starting September 6, a social media movement by diverse bloggers aims to save lives by giving the of gift water through

Working virtually alongside celebrity Matt Damon and Gary White (both co-founders of members of The Mission List are writing daily posts for 10 days to save 10 lives as part of a fundraiser to raise money to bring clean water to devastated Haiti.

Think about it: In the time it takes to pour a glass of water or read this post, a person can donate ($25) and give one person water for his or her lifetime.

I'll drink to that!

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The Mission List - campaign bloggers are:

Visit Pinterest for updates and follow The Mission List on Twitter using hashtags #10Days10LivesTML and #10Days10Lives. fundraising is open to anyone interested in the cause.

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Participating Bloggers are not compensated for their posts.