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Responding to Ecuador’s Earthquake

Water Mission engineer Bert Morrison with water equipment at Ecuador field hospital
Water Mission engineer Bert Morrison with water equipment at Ecuador field hospital

Safe water is flowing at the Samaritan’s Purse Field Hospital in Chone, Ecuador! With recent news that hospitals near the epicenter of the earthquake are overwhelmed with a surgery backlog, Samaritan’s Purse has upgraded the field hospital to a full “Tier 3” surgical hospital. Read More

Water Mission in Nepal: One Year Later

Water Mission in Nepal
Water Mission in Nepal

One year ago today, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing over 8,000 people and injuring twice as many. The remote villages located deep in the mountains were hit the hardest. Homes were collapsing, roads were dangerous with impending landslides, and the infrastructure of communities was devastated. At the time, over 4.2 million people suffered from inadequate food and water supplies, and the threat of cholera was growing each day as a result of unsanitary living conditions (according to the Nepal WASH Cluster). Read More

Remembering the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes | A Photo Journal

Water Mission - Nepal 2015 Sean Sheridan
Water Mission - Nepal 2015 Sean Sheridan

Following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on April 25, 2015, we immediately deployed staff and equipment to assess and implement solutions for communities in desperate need of safe water. Staff from Indonesia, Denmark, and the United States assessed 33 displacement camps, mountain villages, rural communities, and hospitals. With the quick support of our incredible donors and partner organizations, we were able to reach nearly 16,000 people with the gift of safe water. Read More

Peace, Love, and Water

Peace, Love & Water | A 1960's Dance & Spectacular!
Peace, Love & Water | A 1960's Dance & Spectacular!

Join us on Friday, May 13th at Hibernian Hall in Charleston, SC, for Peace, Love & Water – a 1960’s Dance and Spectacular! Reserve tickets today at watermission.org/benefit or by calling 843-769-7395. This exciting event will feature entertainment from Beatles tribute band HELP! along with special guests The Rattling Bones, a Rolling Stones tribute band. Read More

Project Elevate: A New Way to Build Water Towers

Project Elevate, project with EYC Companies and Water Mission
Project Elevate, project with EYC Companies and Water Mission

At Water Mission’s headquarters in North Charleston, SC, a thirty-foot tower looms in the parking lot. Over the next few weeks a water tank will be lifted onto the top platform by a prototype crane. All this construction is to test a new way to build water towers in the field. Read More

Over 3,000 Hours Served!

Mac & Gene, Water Mission Volunteers
Mac & Gene, Water Mission Volunteers

Water Mission relies on volunteers at our North Charleston headquarters to help us get safe water to people around the world. There are two very special volunteers that we would like to recognize: Mac Boatright (left) and Gene Lesesne (right). Read More