Panama City Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 24, 2013
During this holiday season, Filter of Hope is asking everyone to remember the families and individuals in developing countries who have no access or easy access to clean, safe drinking water. For a very affordable donation ($40), anyone can purchase a Filter of Hope to give to a family or individual in desperate need.
A BANNER YEAR
2013 was a banner year for Filter of Hope as 5,340 portable water filters were distributed and installed in over 30 countries providing up to 150 gallons a day of clean, safe water for thousands of people living in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. That adds up to over 291 million gallons of clean water every year for these families.
At the beginning of 2013, Filter of Hope had water filters in use in only two countries: the Dominican Republic and Haiti. In less than 12 months, the organization had filters in 30 developing countries around the world.
This unprecedented growth is due to Filter of Hope’s new partnerships with Convoy of Hope, Samaritan’s Purse, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, and other organizations. These non-profits already have “boots on the ground” providing aid and assistance in these countries and are now distributing the Filter of Hope water filters. These organizations are in combined 100-plus countries, so Filter of Hope looks to be expanding even more in 2014.
Not only providing much needed distribution, these strategic partnerships also mean that Filter of Hope no longer needs to be directly involved with the installation of filters. They can instead use the time and money saved on getting more filters into families’ homes worldwide.
Another key factor in Filter of Hope’s growth was a strong push into building a dynamic online presence. The launching of http://www.filterofhope.org along with Social Media campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube helped get the word out to the general public and allowed individuals to purchase filters for distribution.
The new web site 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.
Online donations are simple and easy to make (filterofhope.org/give) for anyone wanting 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.
Also in the past year, Filter of Hope has followed up with families in Haiti and the Dominican Republic who have been using the water filters for years. They have learned that the filters are all still working properly and have dramatically changed these families’ lives. These families have also reported that their children are sick less frequently and that the school age children no longer miss school due to water related illnesses. Thanks to the availability of clean, safe water, the adults are also healthier and able to work and provide for their families.
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!