This Saturday, March 22, is World Water Day. With millions of people around the globe suffering from a lack of drinkable water, Waves for Water founder Jon Rose launched a crusade, providing assistance to communities in need.
Waves For Water, with support from Hurley H2O, will be coordinating a multi-nation water-relief effort, aimed at providing access to clean water for 100 thousand people in one day. Five groups of trained professionals will lead â€œClean Water Courierâ€ missions to five different parts of the globe â€“ Brazil, Haiti, Indonesia, Liberia and Nicaragua.
Each team will bring a key influencer or public figure to help document the story as they distribute water filtration units. One thousand water filters will be distributed on March 22, 2014, with the capacity to provide access to clean water for 100,000 people.
"We hope that our pledge to provide access to clean water will help trigger the masses into taking similar action throughout the following years." Jon Rose
The concept of World Water Day was born at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, and was first officially celebrated in 1993 as a means of bringing attention to the importance of fresh, clean water, as well as serving as an advocacy platform for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Twenty years later, Waves For Water and Hurley H2O plan to bring even more global attention to World Water Day.
â€œOur goal with this initiative is to create a measurable, large-scale action, on a day when the entire world has its eyes and focus on water. We hope that our pledge to provide access to clean water for 100,000 people on this one day will help trigger the masses into taking similar action throughout the following years,â€ said Waves For Water Founder Jon Rose.
2014 marks the first year that Waves for Water has teamed up with the ASP, implementing a plan to assist communities in need surrounding the 11 stops on the Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour. The first mission was in the Philippines.
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