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Greg Jennings Volunteers To Help Masai Tribe Find Clean Water

The Vikings WR volunteered with some other NFL stars to help the Masai tribe in Africa find some clean sources of drinking water

Greg Jennings is doing something extraordinary off the field
Greg Jennings is doing something extraordinary off the field
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You know, here in America, we take a lot of things for granted.  It's easy to get frustrated when the power goes out, or your hot water heater isn't working, of the storm has knocked out your cable or satellite reception.

If that's the least of your problems, consider yourself lucky.  If you were born into the Masai tribe in Africa, you're worried about the basic necessities. Like clean water, for example. And they need to find more sources of clean water, because they have to fight lions and hyenas for the water they currently have.

No, you read that correctly. To get to where clean water is, they need to worry about being attacked by hyenas and lions. Seriously, quit complaining about everything in your life right now, and go get a glass of water.  Did you have to fight hyenas and/or lions to get it?

Then your life really doesn't suck all that bad, does it?

Vikings WR Greg Jennings, along with Minnesota native Larry Fitzgerald, and other current and former NFL players and other volunteers, recently went to Tanzania to volunteer in helping the Masai tribe find safe and sustainable sources of clean water.

It's actually a 10 part series titled Operation Change that is currently airing on OWN (Oprah's TV network), and the episode that talks about Jennings and others helping the Masai airs tonight  at 10:00, 9:00 Central time.  At the end of each episode, you can win a chance to go into the field and help, if that's something you would be inclined to do.

Here's a preview for tonight's episode from You Tube:

So, if you're tired of hearing about antics of former Vikings, and want to see the good side of things, tune in to OWN at 9 PM CST tonight and watch a current Viking and a native Minnesotan doing some great work to help make the world a better place.