Representatives from charity: water will visit the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the company’s 6th Anniversary and the launch of the September Campaign to bring clean water to the people of Rwanda. Scott Harrison, Founder and CEO of charity: water, will ring the NYSE Closing Bell.
Watch the video of the ringing.
About charity: water
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. We use 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need.
Right now, 800 million people on the planet don’t have access clean and safe drinking water. That’s one in nine of us. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.
Just $20 can give one person access to clean water.
About the September Campaign
Every September, we celebrate charity: water's birthday by rallying our supporters around one big, ambitious goal. This year, we're focusing on Rwanda. Since the 1994 genocide, people here have been rebuilding faster than anyone thought possible. They're working toward 100% clean water coverage by 2020, and we want to help. Our goal is to raise $1.7 million to give almost 26,000 people in Rulindo District clean and safe drinking water. For more information please visit charitywater.org/september. (Source: charity: water)