WFP was founded in 1991 by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit international humanitarian aid organization. It was registered in Canada as a charitable organization in 1995. The organization’s mission statement is as follows: “Water For People helps the most impoverished people worldwide improve their quality of life by supporting sustainable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene projects.” This mission involves helping people through projects that engage communities in developing countries in securing safe drinking water, adequate sanitation systems and learning about good health and hygiene practices. For the more than one billion people without access to safe drinking water, WFP is helping the poorest of the poor, one community at a time.
Water For People (WFP) will have a booth this year at the Southwest Section AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition in Rogers, AR. This booth is sponsored by the Section’s WFP Committee. We are seeking donated items for the raffle. Any item you can donate to this worthwhile cause will be greatly appreciated.
The Southwest Section of the AWWA continues to work hard to maintain a high level of fundraising for Water For People. In 2013, we set a new record for our section, with almost $30,470 donated.
If you would like to make a contribution to a great cause by donating an item for the raffle, please complete and email or FAX the form (Link at Top of Page) any time prior to the conference. You may also e-mail or telephone the information.
Your donation will be recognized at the conference. WFP is a registered American charity, and a tax receipt will be provided for all donations.
Water For People Committee Chair
Southwest Section AWWA