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WHEELS Global Foundation Launches Their First Crowdfunding Campaign on World Water Day
Raising $10,000 to Provide Access to Clean Drinking Water
Bethesda, MD., March 22, 2017– WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF), a non-profit that is a pioneer in applying technology to uplift rural communities launches their first crowdfunding campaign; “Raise a Gallon | Raise a Nation” today, on World Water Day to raise awareness and funds for the global water crisis.
Crowdfunding Campaign: https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/raise-a-gallon-l-raise-a-nation--2/x/15537152
According to UNICEF USA, Every day nearly 1,000 children die from diseases linked to unsafe water and poor sanitation. That’s one death every 90 seconds. “Raise a Gallon | Raise a Nation” campaign hopes to raise $10,000 to provide quality drinking water to the rural communities in India. The foundation plans to install six additional Clean Drinking Water Plants (CDWP) in 2017; 3 in Utter Pradesh (U.P.), 1 in Rajasthan, 1 in Gujarat, and an additional plant in Telangana which will be launched in collaboration with Global Pragathi.
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners. “Today seemed like the most appropriate day for us to launch the campaign since the world is tuned in to bring awareness to a global need and crisis, said Ron Mehta (Director, Water – WHEELS Global Foundation). He added, “I see unsanitized living conditions and children suffering from water borne diseases each time I visit our project sites in India. It is heartbreaking and we need to do something about it.”
The nonprofit foundation has successfully built 8 Clean drinking Water Plants (CDWP) in remote and impoverished villages with population of around 4,000 to 8,000, providing clean drinking water to over 50,000 rural villagers in India. “We plan to raise additional awareness and funds at our annual benefits gala this year to provide clean water to the rural communities in India, says Hiten Ghosh – President, WHEELS Global Foundation. He adds, “Most rural villages in India have no clean water. We must come together to change that.”
About WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF): WHEELS Global Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that provides technological solutions to global challenges in six areas; water, health, education, energy, lifestyles, and sustainability. The non-profit organization’s recent successes include striking water at 675’ after months of drilling for clean water in Tamliyar village in Barmer district of Rajasthan, India. They have provided clean drinking water to over 50,000 rural villagers in India thus far, transforming 14 acres of barren land into a productive land of abundance and delivering healthcare monitoring to 60,000 households working with their collaborator Sevak Foundation. They have also been able to provide sanitary toilets to villagers with the help of their partner; Habitat for Humanity – India Builds. For more information and videos on the tremendous work of WGF and to make a tax-deductible contribution, visit: www.WHEELSGlobalFoundation.org