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Dec 7th 2011

Matt Damon Tells Kids to Give the Gift of Water

Wondering how you can make a difference this holiday season? Matt Damon goes undercover as Santa Claus in today's "You've Got..." video to encourage kids to use their Christmas wishes wisely and help those who need clean water.

Damon, along with co-founder of Water.org, Gary White, have previously shared their cause with the Huffington Post audience and in November we helped kick start their clean water movement with the launch of a new section of the Huffington Post, HuffPost Water. Dedicated to giving coverage to the cause, the doers, the solutions, and the discourse that is needed to change the world, HuffPost Water will help contribute to the creativity, innovation, and collective action that will allow us to achieve universal access to water and sanitation.

To find out how you can help the movement visit HuffPost Water or Water.org.

Nov 1st 2011

How Matt Damon and Gary White Are Helping To Bring Safe Water To Millions

The water and sanitation problem in the developing world is far too big for charity alone. Matt Damon and Gary White, co-founders of Water.org, blog about the current water crisis in The Huffington Post:

"By the time you finish reading this paragraph, one more child will have died from something that's been preventable for over a century. Nearly 40 percent of the world's population is still unable to secure a safe glass of water or access a basic toilet. While we continue to rally around the goal of ensuring safe water and sanitation for all, the real question we are left asking ourselves: how do we truly confront this in a way that results in realizing our vision within our lifetime?

Even today, as solutions are known and available, lack of access to safe water and sanitation continues to claim more lives through disease than any war claims through guns."

In an effort to help Matt and Gary's mission, we have launched a new section of Huffington Post -- a section that will be dedicated to giving coverage to this cause, the doers, the solutions, and the discourse that is needed to change the world.

Learn more about HuffPost Water and Water.org, by reading Matt and Gary's full blog post.

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