charity: water
charity: water

Despite COVID-19, we’re still finding ways to connect

Email sent: Aug 13, 2020 2:09pm
charity: water hosts two virtual events for The Spring
charity: water hosts two virtual events for The Spring
charity: water

504 new Spring members from 16 countries join charity: water's first virtual events

We love staying in touch with our incredible community, especially in the age of social distancing. So to welcome new Spring members, we hosted our very first online get togethers. Here’s a look at some of our favorite moments.
Join The Spring for as little as $5 a month and attend future events!

Welcome to The Spring

Scott Harrison, our founder and CEO, hosted the first virtual welcome event for new Spring members. While there were countless stories told, one of the favorites was Helen Apio’s.
Welcome to The Spring with Scott Harrison


Before her village had access to clean water, Helen used to gather and carry 80 pounds of water in the hot Ugandan sun for her family. She never used any of it for herself. When asked how clean water changed her life, she talks about being able to wash her face and clothes. “Now,” she said, “I am beautiful.”

Partners & Programs

For our second virtual event, we introduced Spring members to our Vice President of Program Operations, Brian Hoyer. Brian gave attendees a behind-the-scenes look at how charity: water invests in local organizations, experts, and technology to keep water flowing for years to come.
Partners & Programs Zoom
Partners & Programs Zoom

$995,250 reallocated for coronavirus response

When the pandemic hit, the charity: water team moved quickly to make COVID-19 response funding available for local partners. This funding allowed partners to invest in emergency well maintenance, handwashing stations, and education. One of the most creative ideas came from The Water Trust in Uganda, who used music to educate rural communities about the threat.

Want to attend future events? Join The Spring.

We loved connecting with our community, and we can’t wait to host more events soon. If you’re inspired by the impact of The Spring, you can join for as little as $5 per month.
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