Surge for Water, a Chicago-area nonprofit, has helped over a million people around the world gain access to safe water. The organization continues to expand its efforts to address the global water crisis by working closely with community partners and corporate sponsors, such as SBB Research Group, which has collaborated with Surge for Water since 2015. What began as a pilot project distributing water filters in rural Uganda has expanded to include well rehabilitation, latrines for schools, and vital educational resources.
Shilpa Alva, executive director of Surge for Water, gave a presentation at Chicago Water Week with SBB Research Group’s Jordan Robinson, who has spearheaded this collaboration.
“When we came to you, we actually hadn’t even started working in Uganda yet,” Alva told Robinson. “We have impacted 150,000 people in Uganda since that date, so it’s just phenomenal what having that trust has meant to us and most importantly, to providing access and addressing the global water crisis.”
“Something we’re really proud of is how Surge has been able to be so effective and efficient with the capital we’re providing,” added Robinson.
Surge for Water is hosting a virtual gala sponsored by SBB Research Group, “Dance Through the Decades,” which will feature professional dance performances, a silent auction, and other unique presentations to raise awareness and funds for the organization’s projects. The main event will begin on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM Central Time. Registration is free at surgeforwater.org/dance and donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.
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