Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast of the United States. Yet there is great optimism for the recovery effort as the U.S. is well prepared with vast resources and government assistance. Conversely, Sandy slammed into Haiti earlier this week and the Haitian people are receiving little to no aid from their government. Sandy comes on the heels of Tropical Storm Isaac that also ravaged the country causing cases of cholera to spike and claim many lives.
Epic International (“Epic”) is working to fight the rising number of cholera cases caused by these natural disasters and the country’s impoverished conditions. Epic is a watch company with philanthropy at its core in that for every Epic timepiece that is sold, Epic provides health education and clean drinking water for an individual in a developing country for an entire year.
An Epic team led by co-founder Jeff Bird just returned from Haiti where they provided health education and water filtration systems to over 2,000 people in desperate need. The company strategically targeted remote mountain villages that are outside of the reach of most relief organizations. In remote villages the number of deaths from cholera are higher than the national average. Cholera is a deadly water-borne disease that can kill its victims in as little as three hours. It’s estimated that before Sandy and Isaac hit Haiti, approximately 200 new cases of cholera were being recorded every day.
Jeff Bird first traveled to Haiti in July of 2010 with his wife Jackie to help with the relief effort. It had been almost six months since a 7.0 earthquake decimated the nation, yet the country remained in a desperate state. The Haitians who had survived the earthquake were now displaced and suffering from 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, and have been fighting the water crisis one life at a time ever since.
“Together we can impact the lives of people in developing nations who suffer needlessly from easily preventable diseases that spread due to a lack of clean water,” says co-founder, Jackie Bird.
Over a billion people in the world do not have access to clean water, and every 19 seconds a child dies from a water-borne disease. This holiday season you can change a life! Simply purchase an Epic timepiece for as little as $49.95 from http://www.epictimepieces.com and you will be providing an individual in a developing country with health education and clean water for an entire year.
Join the Epic Movement today and change a life!