Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) December 08, 2011
Epic timepieces were recently publicized on the Today Show as the “Gift that Gives Back” this holiday season! For every Epic timepiece sold, the company provides clean water to an individual in a developing country for an entire year.
Epic timepieces are on the cutting edge of what’s now with interchangeable bands and bold colors that pop. Plus you can change a life and give someone a fabulous gift for under $50. Epic timepieces were also included in this year’s 2011 Emmy Swag Bags, and can be found on the wrists of the cast members of Glee, Project Runway, One Tree Hill, Survivor and many others.
The founders of Epic, Jeff and Jackie Bird, traveled to Haiti to help with the relief effort after the earthquake. At that time, it had been almost six months since the 7.0 earthquake hit, yet the relief effort was not evident in the lives of the Haitian people. Those who had survived the earthquake were now displaced and contending with a lack of clean water, food and medical aid. The couple returned home with a passion to empower everyday people like themselves to impact the lives of those in need. They immediately laid the groundwork for Epic.
“Water is something that we take for granted, but for the people who live in developing countries it’s the difference between sickness and health, life and death. When people wear our watches they’re making a statement about compassion and character,” says Jackie Bird, Co-Founder of Epic.
The current focus of Epic International is the distribution of water filters in Haiti to fight the ongoing cholera epidemic that has afflicted over 450,000 Haitians since the outbreak began in 2010. Epic will be doing their largest water filter distribution to date in January of 2012. An Epic team headed by the company founders will be traveling to the Northwestern Zone of Haiti. Their organization's primary focus for this distribution is special needs children. The sad truth is that those special needs children who are not starved or abandoned by their families (common practices in Haiti) often still die of disease.
In an effort to stop the cycle of disease, in addition to a water filter distribution, Epic will also be conducting an “Epic Health Program” focusing on sanitation, hygiene and cross-contamination. Their mission is to eliminate many of the key factors that cause disease to provide a baseline of health. With heath comes hope, and the ability to flourish as individuals and a community.
Purchase an Epic Timepiece for someone on your Christmas list and change a life today!