05/08/2012 02:11 pm ET

Drinking Water Week: Help Those In Need Get Access To Clean Water

For most of us, Drinking Water Week means swapping soda for H20 and making sure we fill up on our daily 64-ounce requirement.

But while we make a concerted effort to hydrate our bodies with the liquid we need most, it’s also an opportunity to think about the 884 million people worldwide who don’t even have the option to turn down a ice-cold glass of clean drinking water for an alternative beverage.

So, as you pour your eight cups today, take a moment to think about those who are in desperate need of potable water to stay healthy and fend off water-related diseases. You may also consider sharing the blessing of clean liquids by supporting the organizations that are bringing uncontaminated drinking water to those in need around the world.