Water Mission Delivers Clean Water to Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

Staff Report From Charleston CEO

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Water Mission, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization based in North Charleston, has collaborated with Fed Ex to deliver more than 1,100,000 P&G Purifier of Water packets to provide clean drinking water to those affected by the recent disasters in Indonesia. This powdered technology can provide more than 11 million liters of clean drinking water.  Additionally, the organization has shipped two Living Water Treatment Systems — Water Mission’s patented filtration solution — from their headquarters and has ten prepositioned systems ready for deployment from its offices in Pekanbaru and Kupang, Indonesia. Each unit serves approximately 5,000 people per day. The Poul due Jensen Foundation has generously awarded Water Mission a donation to cover safe water distribution to 75,000 people in the rural communities around Palu, the largest heavily damaged city in Sulawesi, Indonesia, in response to the disasters.

“In the wake of a natural disaster, Poul Due Jensen Foundation can quickly reach out to help the victims by funding emergency safe water supplies. We know that immediate help is crucial, and therefore we instantly act by the efforts of Water Mission – our trusted water partner,” said Christian Hartvig, Executive Director, Poul Due Jensen Foundation.

“In the earliest days after a devastating natural disaster, partnerships are vital to ensure that communities have the basic necessities including clean drinking water,” said Allison Tummon Kamphuis, P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program Leader.  “We’re proud to partner with Water Mission and ensure that P&G Purifier of Water packets are one more valuable tool in their efforts to help families begin to rebuild their lives.“

FedEx supported the shipment through the company’s FedEx Cares Delivering for Good initiative. When disaster strikes or special shipments need to be delivered, FedEx has the infrastructure in place to help facilitate a swift response.

“The people in these devastated communities are in desperate need of one of life’s most basic necessities, safe drinking water,” said Jenny Robertson, vice president corporate communications, FedEx Services. “FedEx is proud to use its global network to support the important work of Water Mission and deliver relief when and where it’s needed most.”

“We know that more than 1,900 people have died, hundreds more have been injured, and more than two million people have been impacted by the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and volcano in Indonesia,” said Water Mission President and COO George C. Greene, IV. “Water Mission has responded to these disasters by deploying our team in Indonesia to the affected areas, deploying Living Water Treatment Systems, and shipping more than 1,100,000 P&G Purifier of Water packets from our headquarters in North Charleston. We will continue to monitor the situation and are prepared to deploy more resources as they are needed. We ask for your prayers and continued support during this time.”