Water Charity Eclectic Art Auction for Haiti and Senegal
The Water Charity Eclectic Art Auction for Haiti and Senegal will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010, in Loma Linda, California.
The event is sponsored by Six Senses Resorts & Spas and the ANON Foundation.
Six Senses is socially- and environmentally-conscious resort management firm, and a major supporter of Water Charity projects throughout the world.
The ANON Foundation supports global research, development projects and advocacy initiatives that benefit underserved populations.
On April 4, the ANON Foundation Board voted to back two Water Charity programs. In coordination with the Peace Corps, the first was to implement a series of water and sanitation projects in Senegal. The second was to build water storage tanks in the Dominican Republic as well as Haiti.
The ANON foundation pledged $12,500 for the Senegal projects and $10,000 for the Haiti Projects. Six Senses graciously offered to match the commitment.
On the basis of the commitments, Water Charity implemented the programs.
The Ferro-Cement Tanks for the Dominican Republic and Haiti Program began immediately. Three tanks were built in the Dominican Republic. In the course of the construction a team of Haitians living in the Dominican Republic was trained by Peace Corps Volunteers in the technology.
The trained team was dispatched to Haiti, and is in the process of building 8 new tanks, and will continue to build more as funding permits. The need is huge, especially in light of the current cholera epidemic.
A concentrated effort to double the number of water and sanitation projects in Senegal as a coordinated effort was undertaken. The goal has been met, with 50 projects implemented through our regular Water Charity model and our Appropriate Project initiative.
Water Charity is a 100% volunteer effort, so all donations are immediately applied in full to projects in the field. Funds collected go to reimburse our general fund for money advanced, so we always have money for the next round of projects.
If you would like to attend the fundraiser, contact us through our Contact page, and we’ll send you an invitation.
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