Dear Friends of A Vision for Clean Water,
A blend of education, collaboration, hard work and generosity of spirit and resources continue to make the vital, life-giving work of A Vision for Clean Water (AVFCW) possible. As our fifteenth anniversary year draws to a close, we are expanding our reach by developing new partnerships with global organizations that will help bring the essential resource of clean drinking water, improved sanitation and health conditions to serve even more people in regions throughout the developing world.
As the organization grows, we remain true to our mission: to bring safe water and sanitation to those who need it through education and collaboration. Since we started, AVFCW has depended on our many volunteers to carry out our mission. Nikki Beetsch who works with both NSF International and the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently joined our Board.
In 2018, we look back at our projects in the developing world to learn more about what worked well, what could work better and how to make our work more successful in the future. In fact, sustainability is the watch-word as we embark on new projects in 2019.
Our training workshops continue to attract people from across the globe. One of AVFCW’s many success stories over the past 15 years is our collaboration with The Lebanon Clean Water Project for Public Schools:
- 800 water filtration systems installed in schools
- 250,000 Lebanese students and 180,000 refugees provided access to clean water
- AVFCW Executive Director Eileen Heasley and Board Member Erica Gwynn invited speakers at the World Peace and Water Conference in Beirut, Lebanon
AVFCW is unique in many ways, especially in its organizational structure. We are a 100% volunteer organization, and our Board members and volunteers work and travel at their own expense to provide education and assistance for clean water and sanitation projects in developing countries. We maintain minimal overhead, with most donations going toward our education and training programs.
At this festive time of year, when we are fortunate to gather with family and friends to share a meal and good company, remember, with gratitude, that clean water is always available to us at the push of a tap or a turn of a knob.
Then, think about those who need clean water and better sanitation to create and maintain good health, and consider making a donation to AVFCW so we can continue providing safe drinking water and sanitation to those who need it through education and collaboration. Thank you for past and future support. I wish you and yours blessings and abundance this holiday season and for the New Year.
Very Truly Yours,