Dear Industry Colleagues,

We are committed to completing the two most recent projects, San Jose de Ulloa, Dominican Republic and Bagliga, Ghana and we need your help. With the completion of the first phase of the projects, WWIF has started a new campaign to raise additional funds to complete these two projects before the end of the year. A total of 1,200 to 1,500 people will be positively impacted by our efforts.

San Jose de Ulloa and Bagliga, Ghana together host nearly 300 families and the goal is to raise enough money to fund 200 of the 300 filters needed in the two locations.    A $100 (USD) donation provides a filter for an entire family. When properly maintained it can provide clean, safe drinking water for 8 to 10 years.  The ‘Save a familyʹ campaign will allow donors to donate a filter or a portion thereof and will run through the end of the year. One hundred percent of the funds will be used to purchase and deploy Hydraid filters to the two locations Florida‐based Cyriacks Environmental Consulting Services (CECOS), a Platinum sponsor and early supporter of the Foundation since its inception, has pledged to match dollar for dollar, up to $2,500 (USD), all donations received from the water treatment industry through December 31.  “We believe in the mission of WWIF and challenge the industry to exercise their corporate social responsibility,” said company President Wendy Cyriacks.  “We know times are tough for many companies; however, times are tougher for those the Foundation is reaching out to and trying to help. It does not matter how large or small the donation is; every little bit helps and we will match it,” added Cyriacks.

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  • 884 million people in the world do not have access to clean water.
  • 1.6 million children die each year from waterborne diseases.
  • The Millennium Development Goal on child survival (MDG 4) will remain beyond our reach until diarrheal disease, poor sanitation and unsafe drinking water issues are addressed.
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