Pamela Anderson went on the Ellen Degeneris show yesterday promoting and supporting Waves for Water. Aquasana was generous enough to donate 10,000 dollars to Pamela Anderson’s charity of choice (W4W). We would like to send out our gratitude and thanks for their enormous generosity. Thanks to Aquasana thousands of people around the world will have clean water.
Middle school students in Yarmouth raise money to buy filtration systems for an orphanage in Haiti.
A year has passed since the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the need for relief is still strong.
Children at La Maison du Sourire orphanage outside Port au Prince send thanks to Yarmouth students.
Some of the hardest hit regions have deteriorated because of a cholera epidemic, stretching medical relief workers to the limit. Students at Frank Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth stepped up to help.
A Haitian businessman and a U.S. non-profit have joined hands to bring clean water to thousands of Haitians by equipping them an innovative water filtration device. John Mone has a closer look. (Jan. 11)
“I chose Waves for Water because I know how they are able to operate on the ground-level with a low-tech product that help a lot of people in a realistic way. The results are immediate and heartfelt and although I wish I had more time to be “hands-on”, I’m glad to be a small part in making some difference to communities around the world.” – Kelly Slater
In honor of Kelly Slater’s historic 10th ASP World Surfing Championship, and in recognition of Kelly’s philanthropic nature, the Quiksilver Foundation is pleased to announce “10 for TEN” and will be donating a total sum of $100,000 to benefit 10 non-profit organizations selected by The Champ himself.
The Quiksilver Foundation’s “10 for TEN” has given Kelly the opportunity to create awareness and support for non-profit organizations that he is passionate about and that deserve a celebratory donation. Partnering with the Quiksilver Foundation, Kelly reviewed numerous worthy causes and selected 10 non-profits that will each receive a donation of $10K in celebration of his 10th ASP World Surfing Championship.
“Ten $10,000 donations is really special. As a kid I could not have fathomed being able to give such a nice gift to charities I believe in and it was totally unexpected! Thank you again to Quik and the Quik Foundation, and I hope these special groups find this to be a big help in the holiday months,” said Kelly.
The 10 beneficiaries are:
$10K – Mauli Ola Foundation
$10K – Na Kalai Wa’a Moku O Hawai’i
$10K – Kokua Hawai’i Foundation
$10K – Space Coast Early Intervention Center
$10K – Best Friends Animal Society
$10K – Boys and Girls Club of San Clemente
$10K – Smile Train
$10K – Waves for Water
$10K – LA Surf Bus Foundation
$10K – SurfAid
“We are excited to be working with The Champ on selecting caring organizations, all with good causes, that are more than deserving of $10K each in honor of Kelly’s 10th World Title,” said Ryan Ashton, Director of the Quiksilver Foundation. “All of his selections fall in line with the Quiksilver Foundation’s mission to support environmental, educational, health and humanitarian projects.”
Each of the causes selected have impacted Kelly’s life in some meaningful way. By spreading the $100,000 evenly among the 10 non-profits Kelly hopes that each beneficiary will use the donation for the betterment of their individual causes and together they will make a difference for our global community.
The quiet road out of frantic Port-au-Prince leads to no escape from Haiti’s troubles.
The refugee camps of Canaan and Jerusalem stand off Route National 1, last-ditch stops for displaced earthquake victims that seem as foreign to the residents as the biblical cities for which they’re named. With little hope of returning home, the settlers will become permanent citizens of these camps, which will grow into sprawling suburban slums.