A few weeks ago, Ian and I decided to make the pilgrimage back to his homeland in the Philippines in hopes of discovering new career and quality of life opportunities. We decided that we wanted to make this adventure more than just another attempt to self-serve and self-promote, but actually do something that will make a difference in the lives of those in need.
Ironically, just days after booking our flight, Typhoon Nesat struck the tiny archipelago leaving much of Metro Manila and inner farmlands of Luzon flooded. Now, many people are left without many basic necessities, including CLEAN DRINKING WATER!!
That's where WAVES FOR WATER comes in.
Waves For Water (W4W) is a non-profit organization with a simple mission: to get clean water to every single person who needs it.
Through their "Clean Water Couriers", W4W has initiated a program that allows volunteers to successfully set up filtration systems to catastrophic stricken regions around the world.
What we are going to achieve is HUGE. One Community Use Filtration System can provide clean drinking water to 100 people per day. If maintained properly, the filters will last for many years. We have purchased TWO Community Use Filtration Systems, but with YOUR help we could purchase more systems and affect more lives!!
WHAT WE NEED & WHAT YOU GET
Our tickets have been booked; two community filters have been purchased ($50 ea). Hell or high water, we're headed to the Philippines!
That's where YOU come in!
Your contribution is a key component to making this whole mission a success. All donations will go directly to assisting Ian and I venture into the heart of these areas who are in desperate need for clean drinking water. If we can get close to our goal before our departure date, we will buy additional filtration systems.
WAIT - THERE'S MORE!!
We want to give something back for your support. So...
When you contribute:
A minimum of $10, you will be entered for a chance to win a 2 hour private surf session, equipment included, with professional surf coach, Carla Rowland (valued at $130).
A minimum of $20, you will be entered for a chance to win a 5'6" ZS Mini Simmons handshaped by Ian Zamora (valued at $650 USD).