In some small, rural parts of the U.S. people are without access to clean water. In Alabama, one-quarter of Hale County residents aren't even connected to the municipal water supply. Others have access but can't afford the set-up or monthly fees, get their water from contaminated shallow wells.
Pam Dorr is director of the Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization, or HERO, which is dedicated to helping impoverished families in Hale County. She's currently working on a project to purchase water meters for needy families. You can learn more and donate to the project at Buy a Meter.
Musical break: Bakara by Chris Joss