Filter of Hope Announces Donation Initiative to Aid Typhoon Victims in the Philippines

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Attacking the global water crisis head-on, Filter of Hope is launching their brand new web site ( http://www.filterofhope.org ) and donation initiative to deliver inexpensive, point-of-use water filters to families living in the most desperate living conditions on the planet.

Attacking the global water crisis head-on, Filter of Hope is launching their brand new web site (http://www.filterofhope.org) and donation initiative to deliver inexpensive, point-of-use water filters to families living in the most desperate living conditions on the planet.

Filter of Hope’s new website launches at a critical time as thousands upon thousands are suffering from the destruction and aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. During the aftermath of such a tragedy, the first essential need is clean, safe drinking water.

Before this disaster, according to the MDG Progress Report, 16 million Filipinos lacked access to safe drinking water. Now, clean water is absolutely critical for the survival of those left homeless and helpless after this horrific storm.

Filter of Hope is partnering with Samaritan’s Purse, Convoy of Hope, and other relief organizations that will be distributing the Filter of Hope water filters to areas of greatest need. This emergency initiative allows donors to purchase a Filter of Hope ($40) for a family, which will give them all the clean water they need for drinking, cooking, and washing.

To donate, simply navigate to http://www.filterofhope.org and click the banner that says “Help Those in the Philippines Now.” Social media users can share the shortened link bit.ly/hope123 and tag @FilterofHope to help spread the word.

New Web Site Launch
The new web is incredibly simple to navigate while providing a wealth of information about Filter of Hope, the global water crisis, and how individuals, businesses, and organizations can partner with the non-profit to provide clean water for families in developing countries.

At http://www.FilterofHope.org, they have made donations simple and easy for anyone to provide for a family who has no access to clean, safe water. Individuals may give any amount as either a one-time or recurring donation using the site’s safe, encrypted payment system. They’ve also incorporated some interesting features to the site as well. For instance, users can navigate to the “Proof” page to see on a world map where Filter of Hope filters are in use, along with a counter showing the total number of filters distributed and approximate gallons of water that are filtered daily.

Along with the new web site, Filter of Hope is launching their new social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and a YouTube Channel. Fans and donors can Like or follow Filter of Hope on these pages for the most up-to-minute updates and engagement with the team.

Filter of Hope’s Beginnings
Filter of Hope’s beginnings can be traced to 2007 when the organization’s founders were traveling in the Dominican Republic and searching for ways to provide a sustainable, clean water solution for the poorest families on the island.

A Breakthrough
After being disappointed with the different types of filtration methods available, a breakthrough occurred in 2011 when they came across a unique filtration technology using hollow fiber filter membranes. This technology had been used in kidney dialysis and wastewater treatment for years and could also be used to make an inexpensive, gravity-fed, point-of-use water filter that removes the harmful bacteria and protozoa from water.

The team has now created a simple water filter using this “hollow fiber membrane filtration” technology that can provide an incredible 150 gallons of clean, safe water a day. With very little maintenance, the filter can be used up to 10 years! That’s nearly 550,000 gallons of clean, life-giving water for a family using the filter.

About Filter of Hope
Filter of Hope is a 501(c)3 non-profit based out of Panama City Beach, Fla. that works with individuals, organizations, schools, churches, corporations and foundations to help raise awareness and funding for their amazing point of use water filters that remove the harmful bacteria from water that kills millions of people each year.

Filter Of Hope believes clean water is a basic human right that must be met in order to help families break the cycle of poverty. They are dedicated to ending this cycle of poverty one community at a time, one family at a time.

Clean water creates healthy bodies, relieves suffering, opens the door of education to children and allows parents to seek jobs to provide for their families. In short, clean water gives hope!

For more information:
http://www.filterofhope.org
http://www.facebook.com/FilterOfHopeH20
http://www.twitter.com/FilterofHope

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