I resonate with MittMac
here. He puts it so well in the text accompanying this piece - absolutely, the folk who suffer from ALS should get all the help we can muster. But let us not forget about those, who don't have enough water to even think of tipping a full bucket over their heads. And all to often, I think it is not for a lack of ability to solve the problem, but the will. If I understand it correctly, no small part of the ebola outbreak is hygiene related.
I can support his call:"783 million people worldwide lack access to clean water. 3,4 million people are dying every year because of health effects that are caused by this 'simple' fact. Please donate to groups like 'Charity: Water', 'Water.org' or Unicef (for example)"