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Woodlands volleyball team boycotts showering to raise water awareness

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Here's a question!? Did you shower this morning? We know of a whole volleyball team who won't be hitting showers anytime soon.

It's all for a good cause and serves as a life lesson. All the girls agree they've definitely learned to appreciate a "hot shower" after learning about the bigger issues going on in the world.

According to the nonprofit "well aware," a child dies every 20 seconds in Africa because they don't have access to clean water.

Given the findings, the organization put together a week long "shower strike."

Participants are supposed to set a monetary goal and not shower until they raise the dollar amount.

"I don't think we stink that much because we can still wash our hair like in the pool," said Brinley Cuardra, the 8th grader who was inspired and started this whole team.

It didn't take much convincing as many of her teammates were quick to join.

"People over there in Africa don't have what we have, like cell phones and stuff so we should be grateful."

They're all "WELL-AWARE" of the nonprofit and the move that's swept the nation with strikers raising money to provide life-saving water to those who have none in Kenya.

"I fill my sink with, like, water and soap and stuff and then I get my sponge and clean off like that," says Alexis Patterson.

It's quite the challenge, but the girls say the real goal is to serve those in need.

They've already raised more than 4-thousand bucks in this online effort.

Now they're looking forward to the even bigger payoff of knowing there team efforts will help save thousands of lives. Then, they'll shower.

"I'll probably like sit down and just embrace it cause we haven't had a shower in a really long time" says Reese Gardner.

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