Living Water International Celebrates World Water Day with WASH Leadership
HOUSTON, March 17, 2015 – Houston-based nonprofit Living Water International (www.water.cc) is celebrating 25 years of clean water work on World Water Day,Sunday, March 22. Established by the United Nations in 1990, the day celebrates water work and encourages advocacy for the millions of children and adults who lack access to clean water.
This year’s theme, “Water and Sustainable Development,” is supported by Living Water’s work in:
- WASH Sector Leadership – Taking a lead role among WASH organizations, Living Water is the founder of Accord WASH Alliance and first to adapt the Community Health Club model of voluntary, community-based promotion of safe hygiene to the western hemisphere. In close partnership with the Government of Rwanda, the organization also installed nearly 200 SweetSense sensors on hand pumps and trained communities to use them for pump repairs.
- Houston awareness – Team Living Water, the organization’s group for fundraising endurance activities and races, will participate in the Run Houston! Minute Maid Park 5K on Saturday for World Water Day. Houston is Living Water’s home base for organizational leadership, equipment construction, 50 percent of raised funds, and its annual, multi-million-dollar Gala fundraiser.
- 25+ Drill Trips in March – For its 25th Anniversary, the organization will lead a minimum of 25 drill trips to Central America in March alone. Teams of students, moms, C-suite executives and others will drill shallow-water wells and facilitate WASH education for sustainable, long-term community change.
In 2014, Living Water raised $25.5 million, providing more than 1,346 communities in more than 20 countries with clean water.
About Living Water International
With more than two decades of experience as a faith-based 501(c)(3), Living Water International (www.water.cc) exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately-needed clean water through the implementation of participatory, community-based water, sanitation and hygiene solutions in 21 developing countries across Central and South America, Africa and India. The organization has completed over 15,400 water projects as part of their ongoing commitment to provide water, for life, in Jesus’ name. Living Water’s end goal is to see holistic behavior change by supporting the local church and equipping local people to serve their own communities. For more information visit www.water.ccand engage on Twitter @livingwater or Facebook.com/