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

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

Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.
Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.

--"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:

My So-Called Sensory Life

Mother of All Trips

Salsa Pie

Onward Full Tilt

Motherhood The Truth

Passports with Purpose

Living on Love

Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care


Life's Dewlaps

Love Like Johnny and June

Donuts, Dresses and Dirt

Leigh vs Laundry


The Southern Institute

Inward Facing Girl

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.