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Water Wishes Aspires to a World with Clean Water; Thanks No More Poverty for Support
(PRWEB) January 20, 2014
Water Wishes is working to provide clean water to those in need around the world. The Omidi brothers and their charity No More Poverty, are new supporters of the cause, helping to fund relief aid being sent to the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.
Thank you, No More Poverty, for helping us to continue our work to eradicate thirst and waterborne disease around the world, and particularly in the Philippines where people are devastated and hurting.
(PRWEB) January 20, 2014
Water Wishes, a charity providing innovative filtration systems to people in need, thanks No More Poverty and cofounders Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi for their support. One filter and two buckets are used in the innovative filtration system provided by the charity. One system can provide a six-person family with clean water for up to one year. Water Wishes recently shipped thousands of filtration systems to help the people of the Philippines, but 15,000 buckets are needed to complete the systems.
“Bad water is a silent killer throughout the world today,” says Dustin Price, Executive Director of Water Wishes. “What’s baffling is that unclean water doesn’t get the media attention that wars or natural disasters do, but it is responsible for more deaths each year than global conflict. Thank you, No More Poverty, for helping us to continue our work to eradicate thirst and waterborne disease around the world, and particularly in the Philippines where people are devastated and hurting.”
In early December, Water Wishes shipped 10,000 water filters with roughly 5,000 buckets, and 200 emergency kits to provide needed aid to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines islands. Charity partners in the area will distribute the filters and kits to the area of Cebu and to remote island areas that have not yet received aid. Each filter system requires two buckets and the organization is in need of 15,000 more buckets. The No More Poverty support will go towards the bucket drive that Water Wishes is conducting to complete the filtration systems already on their way to the Philippines.
On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest ever to hit land, left more than 6,000 people dead and nearly 2,000 others missing in the country of the Philippines. In December, the United Nations launched a global multi-million dollar call for aid to take care of the needs of the survivors over the next 12 months.
No More Poverty (http://www.nmp.org) is a not-for-profit charity organization (with a pending 501(c)3 application) founded by brothers Dr. Michael Omidiand Julian Omidi. The organization seeks to end poverty at home and abroad by supporting the efforts of like-minded charities and agencies. Current efforts are focused on increasing awareness of and donations to charities already doing great work to address poverty and its staggering effects throughout the world. The plan is to expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.
Join us in the fight for No More Poverty. Suggestions for worthy partners in the fight for No More Poverty are welcome. No More Poverty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on the organization’s website. For more information, please visit the organization’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.
Water Wishes (http://www.waterwishes.org) was founded to help alleviate the death and illness connected to unsafe water around the world. The goal of the non-profit organization is to provide low cost water filtration systems that can substantially change the quality of life. Many water well programs are expensive and ineffective. The filters provided by Water Wishes uses the latest technology that offers a unique and cost effective way to filter water. The system’s mobility also allows for increased flexibility during disaster relief and aid. Water Wishes concentrates its efforts on impoverished regions and areas in need of disaster relief throughout the United States and the world. Recently completed projects have been in Nicaragua, Kenya, Uganda, and Congo with future projects in development.
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