Apr 28, 2011

CannedWater4kids Ships Water to Japanese Shelters and Orphanages

Visitors to website can donate or purchase water to help fund initiatives

Wisconsin-based charity CannedWater4kids (CW4K) has arranged to ship a truckload of 52,800 12-oz cans of water to Second Harvest of Japan. Once received, the water will be distributed to children in homeless shelters and orphanages.

Water in some areas of Japan has been deemed unsafe for infants and could potentially be harmful for young children.

The water will be picked up at 8:30 a.m. at INX International Ink Co. in Milwaukee and founder and CEO Greg Stromberg will be on hand to help load the truck and answer any questions about CannedWater4kids and its involvement in the relief efforts in Japan and working towards safe drinking water solutions across the globe.

Visitors to www.cannedwater4kids.org can donate to CW4K. In addition, visitors also can purchase 12- and 24-can packs of CW4K carbonated or still water for their own use. In either case, 95 cents of each dollar donated goes toward funding CW4K clean water initiatives and to aid areas in need in times of crisis.

CannedWater4Kids.org is a North America-based 501c3 non-profit initiative established to generate awareness and fund projects relating to clean water for children in areas where clean, safe water is unavailable.