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Organization continued its efforts in South Africa, committed to help Japan
Last month non-profit organization Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) continued its ongoing projects to improve the availability of clean water. It installed a water filter and cold water dispenser, donated by H2O Intl., in the Wallacedene Township in Cape Town, South Africa. It also sent a batch of Hydraid Biosand filters to the country.
WWIF also made a commitment to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It will partner with Cascade Engineering, the manufacturer of Hyraid Biosand filters, and the U.S. Navy’s Project Handclasp, to deploy units to help the victims.
In March the foundation also worked to gain support from the water treatment industry by attending the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Aquatech 2011 conference, where WQA Executive Director Peter Censky introduced WWIF during his lecture.
The foundation also launched fundraising efforts through WQA members at Aquatech. Govind Bommi, president and CEO of Filtrex, became the first WQA member to commit to a Platinum Sponsorship, a minimum of a $2,500 donation.