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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

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

How to Make Clean, Safe Water Last: Poul Due Jensen Foundation and Water Mission Partner for Long-Term Change in Kenya

Water Mission’s values of love, excellence, and integrity are made evident in the two main aspects of what we do: engineering and community empowerment. We believe that these two aspects work in tandem. Together, they build safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions that produce long-term change — the kind of change that we aim for in our continued partnership with the Poul Due Jensen Foundation (PDJF). The Water Mission Kenya team greets a community member at a commissioning celebration in Segera Through the Kenya 23 Next Level initiative, Water Mission and PDJF will quality assess, repair, and expand existing safe water ... 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

How Risky Is It to Bring Safe Water to Indonesia?

Want to know what it’s like to bring safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to a country made up of thousands of islands in the Ring of Fire? We’ve interviewed Surya Sentosa Surbakti, operations manager at Water Mission Indonesia, about his work in the archipelago nation. Read along and learn how you can support him and the rest of our Indonesia team! Water Mission staff member conversing with a resident of Sinbongkare Our Indonesia Program Water Mission began work in Indonesia in 2005 in response to the devastating tsunami that struck in December 2004. Since then, Water Mission’s local staff have been assessing the ... Read More