My friend Robert has been telling me about the Thirst Project for a while now. I’ve taken an interest in the organization but with my loyalties to other charities like the ALS Association, ChildHelp and The Art of Elysium, I didn’t know how I could realistically make time for a new one. Then I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to the 3rd Annual Thirst Gala. It was that night that I figured out just how I could lend my support. My party pal Meredith Adams and I were seated by our gorgeous friend Cassie Scerbo whom we first met at the Ian Somerhalder Influence Affair. Also at our table, Ryan Lee from Super 8 and Geno Segers whom I had the pleasure of interviewing on MSN’s Last Night on TV. Sitting there with all of those friendly familiar, yet famous faces felt like nothing less than a stroke of fate. The show began with a dazzling opening number performed by local high school students, who are the very kids who started this global mission. It soon became apparent this was not your average charity event. It was interesting, engaging, and full of information. Cassie, Ryan and I were so moved by the presentation we decided to band together and donate $1000 to building a well in Uganda! We learned how simple, easy and affordable it was to get an entire village access to clean drinking water. How could we NOT help? Even though we are living in trying times, those of us living in a first world country are beyond blessed with the conveniences of modern life. We have to take the time to think of those who don’t have the basic human rights we often take for granted. To learn more about how YOU can help end the worlds water crisis, check out the Thirst Project.