The employee chosen as September's Employee of the Month (EOM) has selected to give their donation to Water for People. Water for People works to unite entrepreneurs, civil society, government, and community to bring reliable safe water systems to people throughout the world. This is because more than 780 million people around the globe do not have access to clean, safe drinking water, which leads to more than 6,000 deaths every day from a water-related illnesses.
To solve this, Ken Miller, Wayne Weiss, and John B. Mannion joined forces in the 1980s, with Water for People being incorporated as a 501(c)(3) international nonprofit development organization in 1991. Water for People strives to look at tired issues through new lenses; they strongly believe that they can #ChangeThat. Their primary purpose is to help provide a sustainable solution to water poverty, but they have a large goal in mind: finding a better solution for large global problems. As they say, "#ChangeThat is not just a campaign, a motto, or a hashtag—it's in our DNA"
Since its creation, Water for People has been designated by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) as its charity of choice. To get involved, visit them online at www.waterforpeople.org today!