“Happy Mother’s Day,” he wrote. “Your love, support and commitment to making the world a better place has shaped the person I am and the women my girls will become. You and mothers everywhere inspire me to work to end the global water crisis.”
The message is part of Water.org’s initiative that allows you to create Mother’s Day messages for that special Mom in your life, to raise awareness about the impact of the water crisis on women around the world.
From Water.org: "The dual aspects of the water crisis – lack of water and of sanitation – lock women in a cycle of poverty. They cannot attend school; they cannot earn an income.
“Around the world, women are coming together to address their own needs for water and sanitation. Their strength and courage transforms communities. With the support of Water.org and its local partners, women organize their communities to support a well and take out small loans for household water connections and toilets. They support one another, share responsibility. These efforts make an impact, taking us one step closer to ending the global water crisis.”
The campaign also features a video narrated by Jodie Foster and featuring Matt Damon, which “brings to life the dignity and strength of women around the world. It weaves together the relationship between women and water. The video depicts how women bear the disproportionate burden of the water crisis. It lays bare the impossible choice many women face daily – a choice between life and death.”
To watch the video and find out how you can send a message to your own mother, click here.