Deerfield Beach, Florida – February 12, 2012.  WWIF partners with Sailors Without Borders and vows to deliver Hydraid systems to be delivered to Haiti in early March. After attending a couple of meetings in Palm Beach, Liezel Maree contacted Guillermo Guzman and invited him to attend a Sailors Without Borders (SWB) meeting at the Palm Beach Sailing Club where the non-profit was sharing with its members the events of their most recent trip to Haiti bringing supplies, water, generators, computers, school supplies and much more.

Presenting the HydrAid systemPresenting the HydrAid system At the event Guillermo was introduced to Cameron and Leighia Murray, the founders of Sailors Without Borders, an organization committed to protect, connect, communicate, inspire and support…with organizations by transforming the world one mission at a time.

The purpose of the introduction was to discuss the need for clean, safe drinking water in Haiti and in particular the community and the schools SWB had been working with.  SWB has a trip scheduled in early March.  This will be Cameron and Leighia’s last trip to the devastated island.  They will be sailing back to New Zealand after 12 years in the US.

WWIF had a chance to show the Hydraid system and speak about how the system works in addition to explaining the work of the foundation and its goals.  All the members applauded our work and welcomed the commitment of the foundation to deliver systems to the docks before sailing off.  WWIF also donated 500 stainless steel bottles to be distributed to school children so they stop using plastic bottles and reduce pollution. Liezel and DeanLiezel and Dean

A special thanks to Liezel Maree for the introduction and to her friend Dean Tai for the generous donation.  Dean learned about WWIF through Liezel and had been promoting the efforts of the foundation at the different dinner events he has worked.  Dean is a professional chef.  Also a special thanks to Kat Knott for the generous donation she made on line on behalf of her mother Virginia Knott while attending the meeting.

The HydrAid systems and the bottles will be delivered prior to the end of the month.  Guillermo offered to help the Murray’s load the boat before they leave the US on their last voyage to the impoverished island.

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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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