A few employees from 3G attended a speaking event put on by WIN a few weeks ago and what an experience. To be inspired and moved by one simple, down to earth bartender was pretty amazing. Almost three weeks later his story resonates with me and our employees who attended. Who is this average down to earth bartender? His name is Doc Hendley from Boone, North Carolina.
Doc Hendley is the President/Founder of the non-profit organization, Wine to Water. He and his organization has been saving thousands of lives by providing the basic essential need in life … clean water.
Some basic facts that you may not have known about the water crisis (www.winetowater.org):
· Nearly 1 billion people lack access to clean water.
· More children die from water related illness than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. (2006 United Nations Human Development Report)
· The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns. (2006 United Nations Human Development Report)
· Every 20 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease. (2006 United Nations Human Development Report)
During his talk, he described the efforts that he and his organization were doing. Thoughts of the Chinese Proverb came to mind, “You give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”
That is exactly what Doc is doing. He is not only giving these people clean water, but he is also teaching them to be sustainable, using the resources and materials they have to build and fix their own pumps and filters.
The amazing work that Doc has done over the last 10 years is a testament that anyone is capable of making a difference in world.
How are you going to make a difference in your world?
3G Studios will be supporting this cause and will host a Wine to Water event on May 15th. Contact email@example.com or check back for more details.
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