An ancient people tells us that when the moment of a great teacher’s death was near, the disciples said, “What is it we will see when you are gone?” And the master said, “All I did was sit on the river bank handing out river water. After I’m gone I trust you will notice the water.” ~ Recounted by Joan Chittister
A great charity to support is Water for Sudan:
Water for Sudan, Inc., based in Rochester, New York, USA, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 2003. We operate successfully with a small paid staff, a network of committed volunteers, supported by civic, educational, and faith-based groups and individual donors as well as grants from foundations.
Our mission is simple: drill borehole wells which bring safe drinking water to the people in Southern Sudan's remote villages, transforming lives in the process. This mission is inspired and led by our founder, former “Lost Boy” Salva Dut.
As of May 2010, Water for Sudan has successfully drilled 76 borehole wells, bringing clean, safe water to tens of thousands of people in Southern Sudan.