Roughly 3.3 million people die from water-related health problems each year. Contributing a water purifier or two to your holiday giving plans can have a huge impact.
Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) December 11, 2015
Dirty water and poor sanitation kill 5,000 children a day, which equates to a child dying from a water-related disease every 15 seconds. Aqua Research CEO Rodney Herrington is passionate about helping and has partnered with the global humanitarian organization Operation Blessing International to launch an Indiegogo campaign today aimed at providing more than 500 families in developing nations with H2gO Purifiers.
Anyone interested in contributing may go to http://igg.me/at/H2GO-I-CARE to make a contribution. Contributed funds, net of expenses, will go to providing H2gO Purifiers to Operation Blessing, who will distribute the purifiers to those in need around the world. Aqua Research will be providing the units to Operation Blessing at half the retail cost. The campaign will run for 45 days and will offer different levels of giving options.
Roughly the size of a cell phone, H2gO Purifiers are rugged, portable water purification devices that can provide a family of four with up to ten years of safe water, using only common salt. In the United States, H2gO Purifiers retail for about $120 and are available at major retailers under the brand name Potable Aqua PURE.
“With 3.3 million people dying from water-related health problems each year, there is a real need for easy-to-use, inexpensive solutions for safe water,” said Herrington. “Studies have shown that 85% of people abandon safe water solutions if the cost or complexity of operation is too onerous, which is why we at Aqua Research specifically created the H2g0 Purifier, a device that is inexpensive and easy to use. This Indiegogo campaign will help get these units into the hands of those who need them.”
Operation Blessing International, one of the largest charities in America, provides strategic disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, clean water and community development in 27 countries around the world on a daily basis. It has used H2gO Purifiers in major efforts this year including earthquake-ravaged Nepal and in helping refugees from Syria and Iraq trying to escape the horrors of war in the Middle East.
“H2gO Purifiers can have an immediate impact on the suffering of a community,” said Bill Horan, president of Operation Blessing. “Our own workers have used them when the water supply is in doubt. They are super easy to operate; a small child can take the steps necessary to provide 20 liters of purified water in less than 30 minutes.”
“If everyone in the world had access to safe water, there would be 640 million more productive working days per year, 544 million more school attendance days, and 3 billion more healthy days for children under 5, together representing productivity gains of $19.8 billion a year, according to Water.org,” said Herrington. “Contributors to this Indiegogo campaign are impacting not only health, but also economic wellbeing in developing nations.”
ABOUT OPERATION BLESSING INTERNATIONAL
Operation Blessing International (OBI) is one of the largest charities in America, providing strategic disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, clean water and community development in 27 countries around the world on a daily basis. In 2014, OBI was awarded Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management marking 8 years the charity has received this prestigious ranking. Forbes also ranks OBI as one of its “100 Largest Charities” with an efficiency rating of 99%. Founded in 1978, Operation Blessing International has touched the lives of more than 292 million people in more than 105 countries and 50 states, providing goods and services valued at over $4.2 billion.
ABOUT AQUA RESEARCH LLC
Aqua Research’s mission is to provide safe water for anyone anywhere. The company works closely with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to deliver water purification technology to populations that need it for emergency relief or long-term access to safe water. The company’s first product, the H2gO Purifier, provides a convenient, durable and cost-effective way for individuals and small families to purify up to 20 liters of water at a time—with a lifetime capacity of 60,000 -124,000 liters. For more information on Aqua Research, including opportunities for NGO relationships, or quantity orders and distribution outside the US, call (505) 414-3929 or visit http://www.aquaresearchllc.com.
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