WaterDrops of Hope: Local organization launches clean water initiative

Contact: Sheri Nelson

Cell: 262.949.2418

Email: waterdropsofhope@gmail.com

Madison, Wis. (Oct. 12, 2009) – A child dies every 15 seconds from lack of clean water. Now you can do something to help.

WaterDrops of Hope, a local fundraising project, gives the gift of clean water to those who don’t otherwise have the chance to enjoy the luxury Wisconsinites so often take for granted. The task is simple, but the results are life-changing. By purchasing one reusable water bottle featuring the WaterDrops of Hope logo, you can provide clean water to three people for five years.

Sheri Nelson, an East Troy, Wis. native, is the founder of the WaterDrops of Hope project. She started in June of this year with the goal of aiding individuals affected by the world water crisis. Her mission is to bring water, life and hope to as many of the nearly one billion people who lack safe drinking water as possible.

“I am just a 22-year-old girl in Wisconsin,” Nelson said. “I don’t have the resources or the means to do it alone. That is why WaterDrops of Hope brings people together and allows them to join the mission of providing hope to these individuals.”

Nelson is working through The Water Project, Inc., a non-profit organization based in North Carolina, to deliver 100 percent of the proceeds to people in need of clean, safe water. The water bottles can be purchased online for $20 plus $2 shipping and handling at http://www.waterdropsofhope.com.

The WaterDrops of Hope project is based in Madison, Wis. It’s mission is to bring relief to those who suffer needlessly from lack of clean water. For more information, visit http://www.waterdropsofhope.com or email Sheri Nelson at waterdropsofhope@gmail.com.

The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Charlotte, N.C. It works to provide wells and other clean water systems in developing nations by raising funds and awareness through local efforts like WaterDrops of Hope. Learn more at http://www.thewaterproject.org.