GivingTuesday donations for clean water also supports food security, safety, and family stability
BOONE, N.C., Nov. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — GivingTuesday donations to Wine To Water (W|W) will bring more than clean water to communities across the globe. These donations will also bring stability—food security, employment opportunities, better health, and personal safety—to families who need it.
In this special Giving Tuesday W|W page link that will launch early in the morning of November 29, 2022, the Thrivent Financial Southeast Region will match $1 for every $2 donated, up to the first $40,000 of donations. A $75 donation gives one family access clean water, which brings resilience in their lives. But Wine To Water’s goal is to raise much, much more.
Together, Thrivent and Wine To Water are hosting a GivingTuesday virtual OnDemand Experience that celebrates the life-building work of Wine To Water. After signing up for the experience, a free ticketed event, viewers unlock W|W’s award-winning short film and new video updates. Each ticket will unlock another $2 donation for W|W’s match.
Thrivent’s Action Team Network is also hosting satellite events throughout the Southeast Region (North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida), benefiting W|W and the match.
“The GivingTuesday donation match with Thrivent will bring water to at least 800 families. On the Wine To Water website, there will be a special link for those who desire to donate directly,” said Doc Hendley, a CNN Hero and the founder and international president of W|W. “The root of a stable life is clean water, because it impacts everything else—caring for families, access to food, the ability to work, and personal safety. Building stable lives is possible through these donations.”
Individuals, groups, and corporations may visit WineToWater.org for direct GivingTuesday donations. Also visit their Facebook page for additional donation options.
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About Wine To Water
Wine To Water (W|W) is a global clean water organization committed to preserving life and dignity through the power of clean water. They have helped over 1.4 million people in 51 countries gain access to safe and clean water. Founded in 2004, W|W relentlessly seeks an end to the root cause of global poverty by providing sustainable water solutions in communities around the world. To accomplish their mission and vision, they develop WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) solutions in direct partnership with local leaders through water access, water filtration, hygiene education, and sanitation. W|W programs are active in Nepal, the Dominican Republic, the Amazon, and Tanzania. Disaster response efforts by W|W are ongoing in the United States and around the world. Their clean water projects and filter builds are catalysts for environmental sustainability, education, women’s empowerment, healthcare, and economic growth. Wine To Water is a nonprofit organization that depends heavily on volunteers and the generosity of individuals, corporations, and groups to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit winetowater.org or @winetowater on Instagram.
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#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Originally created in 2012 in response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, #GivingTuesday has since become an annual event that takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.
This year, #GivingTuesday falls on December 3, 2019.
While the day originally focused on giving back to communities in need following a natural disaster, the scope of #GivingTuesday has since expanded to include all forms of giving, from donating money to giving your time.
One of the many causes you can support on #GivingTuesday is clean water.
clean water is essential for human life. It is also a critical component of food security, safety, and family stability.
According to the World Health Organization, waterborne diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for an estimated 3.4 million deaths each year.
In addition to causing illness and death, water shortages can also lead to food insecurity and conflict.
A lack of clean water can force families to spend hours each day collecting water from distant sources, leaving little time for work, school, or other activities. This can lead to poverty and conflict.
When families have access to clean water, they are able to lead healthier and more productive lives.
Access to clean water also supports food security.
Water is essential for irrigation, transportation, and processing of food. Without clean water, crops will fail and families will go hungry.
In 2015, nearly 11 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia were affected by a severe drought that was exacerbated by a lack of clean water.
The drought led to widespread food shortages and a dramatic increase in the price of food. Many families were forced to sell their belongings in order to buy food.
The effects of the drought were felt for years after, as families continued to struggle to access clean water and nutritious food.
Clean water is also essential for food safety.
Water is used to clean food, cooking utensils, and hands. Without clean water, food can become contaminated with bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause illness.
In 2016, the United States experienced one of the worst foodborne illness outbreaks in recent history. The outbreak was traced back to contaminated water used to irrigate spinach farms in California.
The contaminated water caused spinach farms to be contaminated with E. coli, a bacteria that can cause severe illness.
The outbreak sickened over 200 people and killed 5.
Access to clean water is also essential for family stability.
Water is essential for basic needs like cooking, cleaning, and bathing. When families don’t have access to clean water, they are forced to live in unsanitary conditions.
This can lead to illness, conflict, and ultimately, the breakdown of families.
In 2010, the UN General Assembly recognized the right to water and sanitation as a human right.
This recognition was a significant step forward in the fight for clean water for all.
However, billions of people around the world still don’t have access to clean water.
You can help change this on #GivingTuesday.
There are many organizations working to provide clean water to communities in need.
When you donate to one of these organizations on #GivingTuesday, you’ll be giving families the gift of clean water.
And you’ll also be supporting food security, safety, and family stability.