Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 2, 2011
FACE Africa (http://www.faceafrica.org), a Boston, MA-based nonprofit organization dedicated to water and sanitation issues in Liberia, will host its 2nd Annual Clean Water Benefit Gala on Saturday, March 26 at The Taj Boston. The event will honor chef, author and clean water advocate Marcus Samuelsson. As a UNICEF ambassador and Tap Project spokesperson, Samuelsson has traveled extensively to highlight the importance of finding and delivering clean drinking water to children all over the world. Samuelsson was recently honored as Guest Chef of the White House under the Obama Administration, where he planned and executed the administration's first state dinner for the first family, Indian Prime Minister Singh and 400 of their guests.
Proceeds from this year’s gala will be used to fund water and sanitation projects in 10 schools in Liberia, a country where most lack access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities. The projects will be done in partnership with Concern Worldwide and will help provide accessible and sustainable safe water supplies, as well as improved hygiene awareness and practices for students and residents.
“We are excited to be hosting our 2nd Annual Gala and are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support that we received last year,” said Saran Kaba Jones, founder & executive director, FACE Africa. “The gala allows us to raise critical funds for our water and sanitation projects in Liberia and continue to build awareness for clean water issues worldwide.”
The gala will be hosted once again by WHDH-Boston’s Michelle Releford and will include a champagne reception, silent auction, dinner and entertainment. Participants and other special guests include the former Ambassador of Liberia to the United States M. Nathaniel Barnes, NBA All Star Dikembe Mutombo, Designer and Actress Whitney Port, Victoria Secret Supermodel Oluchi Orlandi and more. De Beers Jewelry is a Gold Sponsor of the event.
About FACE Africa
FACE Africa is a nonprofit organization that works to provide access to clean and safe drinking water to communities in Liberia where millions suffer from waterborne illnesses. Since 2009, the organization has implemented water and sanitation projects in rural Liberia. FACE Africa uses an innovative social enterprise model to fund their water projects, while providing economic opportunities for disadvantaged women. Their initial and primary focus is Liberia, a country emerging from a long and devastating civil war, with plans to expand operations to other countries with similar challenges and needs. For more information, visit http://www.faceafrica.org.