December 2nd, 2009 5:33 pm | by Ari Phillips News | Posted In: CLEAN UP

While Portlanders Are Thinking About Water Safety ...

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Water has been on Portlanders' minds almost as much as it's been in their mouths lately since last weekend's E. coli scare on the west side of town.

And Tyesha Snow, a Portland resident, thought this might be a “good opportunity to see if Portland residents could take this fleeting moment of understanding and raise some money to get safe water to people who need it.” To back up her words, Tyesha is trying to raise $5,000 through a project called “Portland Understands” with the organization charity: water.

Charity: water is a non-profit that funds a range of water solutions aimed at bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

So, what'll it be – should we dwell on the recent Portland water incident or take comfort in the fact that we don't have to deal with water issues on a daily basis and try to act compassionately towards areas around the world that do?

Or, perhaps a little of both?
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