GeoEngineers was the proud sponsor of an event that raised $10,000 for Water for People, a global nonprofit working to create locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities and hygiene education programs in developing countries. The event, held on September 13 at the Carpenter Creek Winery in Mount Vernon, WA, is the second annual Wine for Water event hosted by the Northwest Washington subsection of the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association (PNWS-AWWA).
Around the world, 783 million people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion are without adequate sanitation facilities. Every day, nearly 6,000 people who share our planet die from water-related illnesses, and the vast majority are children.
“Water for People is working to change those statistics and make safe drinking water and sanitation a reality in the developing world,” said GeoEngineers Geologist Bridget August, who serves as vice president of the Northwest Washington subsection of PNWS-AWWA. “This years’ Wine for Water event was a huge success and a great time too. The money raised at this event will make a real difference in the lives of others around the world through Water for People’s programs.”