This free event will take place Saturday March 30 from 11am until 3pm. There will be an Easter egg hunt at 11:30am and 1:30pm as well as an Easter bunny, face painter, bounce house, live band and chuck wagon lunch, so bring the whole family! Cruise Into Easter is located at 5600 Kearny Mesa Road San Diego, CA 92111. RSVP at Give Clean Water’s facebook page or firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
Join Give Clean Water’s June 2013 trip and …. get the opportunity to watch the Volcom Fiji Pro .. Live!March 14th, 2013
On June 1-9, 2013, Give Clean Water will be taking a team to Nadi, Fiji to install clean water filters in rural villages that are in great need of access to clean water. This trip provides a unique opportunity to participants as the Volcom Fiji Pro will be going on at the time we are in Fiji. We will be arranging an opportunity for those who want to watch the the Pro on one of our “off days”. There will be other activities for participants not interest in watching the tournament.
We still have a few openings for this trip. Cost is $2700 and includes round trip flight from Los Angeles to Fiji, all hotel, food and transport costs while in Fiji. If you would like to go on this trip, please fill out the application and submit to our office ASAP. We provide a limited number of participants so get your application in early! We also offer fundraising support using our online fundraising pages. Create your own page and start fundraising now!
Belabela Village received clean water filters from Give Clean Water and now drinks clean, bacteria free water every day.January 12th, 2013
In December the Fiji Islands were hit with the worst cyclone seen in 20 years. Fiji is beginning to dig out of the devastation and access the damage. Fiji is often hit with devastating cyclones that cause massive problems with the water supply, specifically in the rural villages. Most rural villages get their water from nearby rivers. These rivers are often full of E-Coli, Leptospirosis, and sometimes Typhoid bacteria, causing regular diarrhea outbreaks, and some deaths.
In October, we worked with Dr. Solva from the beautiful Coral Coast of the big island of Fiji. We talked with Dr. Solva about the effects that contamination in the rural water supply. Dr. Solva shared with us that in last two weeks, she had 2 children brought to her clinic, dead on arrival from severe cases of diarrhea. The following interview was filmed while crossing the very river where Belabela village draws its drinking water. Belabela Village received clean water filters from Give Clean Water and now drinks clean, bacteria free water every day.
Unfortunately, the rural areas of Fiji face these problems on a regular basis. Belabelo village is one of the many success stories in Fiji where Give Clean Water has provided life-changing clean water filters to every village family.
As we continue our work in 2013 and get more filters into the rural villages, we know that less families will face the devastating loss of their child due to lack of clean water.
On a recent Give Clean Water trip to Fiji, our team made a follow up visit to the village of Nabila. These follow ups, done in partnership with the Ministry of Health, are part of Give Clean Water’s commitment to providing sustainable clean drinking water to the country of Fiji.
While in Nabila, we visited with Merewai who is a mother and grandmother in the village. She explained how the water they used to drink came from the tap and caused diarrhea and some throat irritations from the sediment. She now filters her water every day using her filter system installed by Give Clean Water volunteers in June 2012. All of Merewai’s family’s water borne sicknesses have been eliminated. They are happy with the change in their families health, and grateful to Volcom and Tavarua Island for providing funding for these life changing filters.
Thousands of families like Merewani’s are waiting for help right now. You have the power to do something! Make a donation and help us provide more families with access to clean water. With your help, every grandmother and grandchild will be free from water-borne illness. Join us!
Take a trip to the extreme interior of Fiji with Give Clean Water and see highlights of our October 2012 trip. 4 villages with 208 families received the gift of clean, bacteria free drinking water. We crossed rivers, hiked up and down mountains, and served some of the most rural villages in Fiji. This video is enlightening and inspiring! Hope you all can join us next year on on of our 2013 Trips.
Solvia, a Fijian Doctor, describes the water conditions in a rural Fijian village.
This week, the Give Clean Water team installed filters in every house in the village. The local village drank water from the river you see in the video. Now, these villages have clean water to drink, thanks to all our donors generosity. Through your charity, lives are being changed every day!
During a lay day in the Fiji Pro Surf Contest a team from Volcom Surf, Tavarua, and Transworld Surf partnered with GCW to provide 150 filters for two villages. This was a wonderful opportunity to see if partnerships like this were feasible, and to start a new trend in pro-surf sustainability.
GCW wants to cover Fiji’s entire populace in the next 10 years. “This is a tangibly solvable problem as Fiji only has a little over 800,000 people in the country,” Darrell Larson, GCW founder explained. GCW says it has so far reached 40,000 of Fiji’s 890,000 inhabitants. GCW is eyeing future expansion in Tonga, Samoa, and Indonesia. “I’d love to develop our partnership [with the World Tour] and really help make sustainable surf tourism a major factor around the world.” Read more here
Mark your calendars for Friday, July 20, and head on out to the Vineyard at Escondido. Give Clean Water is excited to sponsor its first ever Change the World Event, including 18-hole Golf Scramble and Walk-a-Thon. Registration begins at 1 pm, and the awards ceremony is at 6.
Our goal through this event is to raise $60,000 to be able to reach more people in the world with the gift of clean water. Please support our cause and help us reach our goal. Help us change the world!
To find out more about how to become a part of this event or for key information about the day of the event, visit http://championevents.donordrive.com/event/gcw12/ or contact Amanda@GiveCleanWater.org
Give Clean Water partnered with the Volcom Fiji Pro this past week as part of their Clean Water Initiative. “Sustainable Surf Tourism is a strong theme we’d like to communicate, and that will be very apparent through Athlete x Community Involvement through Giving Back to the Village Day.” In partnership with Volcom and Tavarua Resort, clean water was provided to 2 most local villages to the famous Cloudbreak surf spot. Volcom and Tavarua Resort staff, along with some of the competitors, including contest winner, Kelly Slater, and CJ Hobgood, participated in a day of service and support for the local community. Filters were provided to 64 homes in Momi Village, 73 homes in Nabila Village and two local schools. The surfers were joined by Santa Fe Christian School Chamber Chorale team that was in Fiji providing clean water to local schools.
Check out the ESPN.com article about the project.
Give Clean Water will be traveling with 16 high school students from the Santa Fe Christian Chorale Team to Nadi, Fiji on May 28th thru June 9th. SFC team will be visiting schools, making trips to orphanages and elder homes to perform as well as installing water filters at the schools and in villages . If you would like to support their trip by making a donation, please donate by clicking below.