Archive for December, 2010

Holiday

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Hello friends and family,

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Holidays are special time of year to be with those you love, you really feel it when they are not around. I enjoyed my Thanksgiving with family and friends, although this was the first holiday without my father who passed away earlier this year. Needless to say it was real tough and Christmas will be tougher.  Why am I getting so personal and telling you this? Let me share a little with you about my recent trip to Haiti.

I was in Haiti for 2 weeks and I saw a lot of disturbing things. The capital is still a mess. There is over 1 million people still living in tents. And now there is a Cholera outbreak that has claimed hundreds of lives. Some of these lives that were lost were those of fathers. I know my father got the best health care we could give him and I still feel like we should have done more. How do you think the people of Haiti feel after losing a loved one? They are people just like you and me.  They probably feel even worse due to the fact their loved one died from dirty water…. This is not acceptable to me and shouldn’t be to you either. Did you know for about $5 per month, you could help buy a sand filter? One of the sand filters can serve up to ten people. Come on people think about it $55 can save a life. What a small price to pay for avoiding sickness and death.  

Although Water Without Borders is a fairly young nonprofit organization, we have enjoyed great success in our mission of providing potable water in areas of crisis. Already we have seen modest yet effective successes in our efforts in saving lives. Most people do not know that over 4,000 children die daily from unsafe drinking water around the world.  I know how much I miss my dad, I could not even imagine losing my son to a preventable disease such as Cholera. It is our mission to provide clean water to wherever it is needed; whether it be here domestically in the US or internationally. This holiday season please consider saving a life.  Help us make a difference one drop at a time 

Your friend,

Frank

Franklin Evert—President  

Addition of Association of Water Technologies to WWB’s Family

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

                Water Without Borders is proud to add Association of Water Technologies: to whom we work with.  The Association of Water Technologies(AWT), a trade group of over 500 companies,  At their annual convention chose WWB as there nonprofit to receive the funds raised from the event this year. AWT with help from companies dedicated to the highest standards of performance in the water treatment industry helped raised over Fifteen hundred dollars for our continued efforts in Haiti. We at Water Without Borders welcome AWT to our family. They serve member firms by providing business and professional education and resource support, and enable their members’ success by facilitating knowledge sharing among members.

The Association of Water Technologies is a non-profit trade organization representing nearly 400 regional water treatment companies throughout the United States and internationally. These full-service companies specialize in the application of water treatments for industrial and commercial cooling and heating systems.

AWT serves there members firms by providing business and professional education and resource support. These services include training, certification, networking, and regulatory and public awareness programs, which advance knowledge, preserve natural resources, and promote the growth and development of the association’s member firms. Water Without Borders is proud to have AWT as a partner.