Give Clean Water Celebrates 100% Success in Fiji
All thanks to the generosity of donors, sponsors and humanitarians from right here in America’s Finest City, Give Clean Water continues spanning the globe in the fight for disease-free water sources using its easy-to-use 5-gallon water filters.
While virtually obliterated in the United States, unsafe drinking water contributes to more 17 million typhoid cases annually and about 600,000 deaths around the globe, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In fact, the WHO estimates 1.7 million people die every year from diarrhoeal diseases and globally, it is the leading cause of illness and death.
FACTOID: Padres relief pitcher Heath Bell contracted & survived typhoid after a 2010 trip to Fiji.
Dan Lamborn, Give Clean Water Director and Treasurer, has 15 years of international disaster relief experience in seven developing nations. For his day job, Lamborn serves as Chief Deputy District Attorney for the County of San Diego where he’s prosecuted some tough cases.
“I am involved in GCW to bring clean water, health, and encouragement to the people of our world,” Lamborn said.
Three ways San Diegans can get involved with Give Clean Water and save lives:
- Donate $100 to give a million gallons of clean water to a family
- Volunteer on a $2,700 roundtrip to Fiji and educate residents on water health and safety
- Join the online movement on Twitter @GiveCleanWater with the hashtags #cleanwater and #fiji and on Facebook /GiveCleanWater to share upcoming events and trips
Trips are open to the public. Give Clean Water returns to Fiji from August 3 to August 11:
- Participants can fundraise to pay for their trips through Give Clean Water’s website
- View Give Clean Water’s Flickr albums of past trips.
- All upcoming trip forms are available online
* All gallery photos provided by Give Clean Water©.