East Setauket, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2008
Going beyond the company's focus on providing reliable concrete waterproofing solutions, Penetron joined Charity Water's efforts to construct water wells for needy villages in Ethiopa.
"More than 75% of the people in Ethiopia do not have safe drinking water, but the good news is that there is safe underground water in every village," explains Sue Yi, Corporate Relations Manager at Penetron. "Our support for charity: water will enable the construction of a fresh water well in Ethiopia that can serve up to 400 people."
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. The organization, based in New York, raises money to build freshwater wells and sanitation projects in the countries of India, Bangladesh, Uganda, Malawi, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Liberia, Tanzania and Honduras.
charity: water (charitywater.org) provides full transparency by ensuring that 100% of all funds raised are used for fresh water wells and sustainable water solutions. "charity: water's open project management helps restore people's faith in charitable giving," adds Chris Chen, North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Penetron. "They know the process of bringing safe water to some of the over 1 billion people around the world that have no reliable access to this essential resource."
A Social Tradition
Penetron's support of charity: water is part of the company's overall corporate citizenship program that includes sponsorship of the ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition (concretecanoe.org), and "Engineers without Borders" (ewb-usa.org). The ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition is an annual event held in U.S.A. among college teams that design, build and then race (or paddle) a concrete canoe. Similar events are also held annually in other countries like Japan, Canada and Germany.
Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit organization that works with developing communities worldwide to help implement sustainable engineering projects, including water treatment and sewage systems. Penetron recently provided scholarships for the U.S. organization, which works with engineers, academia staff and engineering students to execute these projects. "Penetron works with water and concrete all over the world," concludes Chris Chen. "We see part of our social responsibility as providing know-how and financial support to sustainable engineering solutions that will significantly impact developing communities - and make a real difference in people's lives."
ICS Penetron International, Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of integral crystalline waterproofing and repair products for concrete with a distribution and service network that spans more than 60 countries. For more information on Penetron products, please visit our website at http://www.penetron.com or contact Ann Martucci at 631-941-9700.