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Hurricane Dorian Relief: Collaborating to Respond to Urgent Needs and Unique Challenges in the Bahamas

It’s been a week since Hurricane Dorian hit the Atlantic as a Category 5 storm. Water Mission’s disaster response and engineering teams are now on the ground responding to the urgent need for clean, safe water in the Bahamas. To get the latest updates on our relief efforts, check our Twitter feed and Instagram, where we will share photos, videos, and stories from the field as well and planning and logistics updates from our headquarters. “Water Mission is working with partners and local municipalities to mobilize a safe water system as quickly as possible. Given the lack of freshwater ... Read More

Thirst Quenchers: A Community Passionate About Ending the Global Water Crisis

Rev. Rob Sturdy has been a part of Thirst Quenchers, our community of monthly givers, for many years. “You can deliver clean, safe water literally to the doorsteps of children who otherwise wouldn’t have it,” said Rob. “You might never see it. You might never watch them enjoy it. But you can know that is what’s happening all the way around the world.” Every month, Rob and others like him faithfully support our ministry, giving us the ability to provide resources where they are most needed, and they allow us the freedom to say “yes” when disasters occur. Tapstands in communities ... Read More

Lemonade Stand for Safe Water: A Summer Activity for a Cause

We truly are spoiled here in Charleston: beaches, creeks, waterparks, and the South Carolina Aquarium. How fun to be surrounded by water! This summer, as we venture out under sunny skies, we can encourage our kids to consider the value of this resource – and have a blast doing it, too! More than two billion people lack access to safe drinking water – that’s one-third of the world’s population. A girl collects unsafe water in a community in Kenya I recently shared this fact with my seven-year-old daughter by drawing a circle for a globe and shading a third of it with ... Read More

Zach and Kristin Duke, MLB Players Uncork for a Clean Water Cause

For Water Mission supporters Zach and Kristin Duke, raising much-needed awareness of the global water crisis starts with those closest to them. On June 30, the couple — joined by several of Zach’s Cincinnati Reds teammates and their spouses — hosted an evening on the rooftop of the historic Phelps Hotel in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Zach and Kristin were joined by an intimate group of fans and friends to dine, mingle, and bid on memorabilia items to support Water Mission. Cincinnati Reds players and fans gather for the Uncork for a Cause event Guests enjoyed a special menu and an auction ... Read More

Jacob Adoram Breaks World Record for Rowing: Former Fighter Pilot’s Journey Raises Money for Water Mission

We salute Jacob Adoram Hendrickson for his courage, strength, persistence, and generosity! He has completed his journey across the Pacific Ocean to raise support for Water Mission. It is because of passionate third-party fundraisers like him that we can provide clean, safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to rural communities and disaster areas. Below are some fast facts about his journey: Jacob Adoram finishes his 336-day journey across the Pacific (all photos courtesy of @jacobadoram) WHO: Jacob is a former Air Force fighter pilot. In early June, he completed a 7,145-mile rowing journey across the ocean. He has set ... Read More

2019 Walk for Water: Uniting to End the Global Water Crisis

2019 Charleston Walk for Water
2019 Charleston Walk for Water

At 9 a.m. on March 30, North Charleston’s Riverfront Park was packed. More than 4,700 people showed up with their families, coworkers, church groups, and dogs to unite behind one cause: ending the global water crisis. Thanks to the Charleston community, the 2019 Walk for Water was one of our most successful Walks ever. Walkers participated with enthusiasm and compassion, raising $300,000 (and counting!) to provide sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions to people around the world. Participants came together wanting to make a difference, and they did. Walkers rallied with their friends and created 253 teams to raise awareness ... Read More