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Texas Group Wants You To Skip The Shower, For A Good Cause

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DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Imagine not taking a shower for a week…but for a good cause. An Austin non-profit is asking people to do just that in an effort to raise awareness and money for watersystems in impoverished communities in Africa.

An Austin-based nonprofit called ‘Well Aware' builds water systems for impoverished communities around the world. To raise awareness and funds, they have announced the return of their infamous ‘Shower Strike'.

On March 22 the group is calling for a one-week shower strike, a fundraiser that recruits volunteers to abstain from showering for one week or until they raise at least $1,000 for the charity.

According to statictics from Weel Aware – every $15 raised provides sustainable, clean water to a person for 20 to 30 years. A team that raises $1,000 is giving the gift of water to 67 people.

"For the people we are helping, a clean drink of water is a luxury. A shower is unheard of," says Evans. "This simple, attention-grabbing fundraiser enables anyone who wants to help Well Aware's cause—individuals, teams, organizations, student groups, companies, friends, and families alike— make a big impact in a short time."

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