Scott Harrison: March 23, 2016

HELP RAISE AWARENESS AROUND THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS

AND TAKE THE #40POUNDS CHALLENGE
WITH EMERGEN-C
® AND CHARITY: WATER

Scott-Harrison-WaterScott Harrison, Founder and CEO of charity: water

Clean and safe drinking water is a necessity afforded to many, but unfortunately not all. Across the globe, 663 million people lack access to clean and safe drinking water. In Africa, South America, Asia, and beyond, women and children in particular spend hours every day walking miles to collect water that oftentimes is contaminated, causing diseases and serious illnesses. Women and children often bear the burden of walking hours each day for water, time that could be spent at school or work. Access to clean and safe drinking water transforms lives.

Emergen-C® and charity: water have launched a long-term partnership to transform lives in developing countries and intend to bring clean, safe drinking water to communities throughout Ethiopia.

On March 22nd , World Water Day, Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of charity: water, are calling on Americans to help “lift the burden” by taking the #40Pounds Challenge. To get involved, upload a picture of yourself holding anything that weighs approximately 40 pounds to represent the burden women and young girls without access to clean and safe water have to carry every day.  For every photo posted, a $5 donation will go to charity: water and directly to fund water projects in Ethiopia.

 

MORE ABOUT SCOTT HARRISON, FOUNDER AND CEO OF CHARITY: WATER:

Scott Harrison spent almost 10 years as a nightclub promoter in New York City before founding charity: water in 2006. In nine years, with the help of more than 500,000 donors worldwide, charity: water has raised over $200 million and funded over 19,000 water projects in 24 countries. When completed, those projects will provide over 6.1 million people with clean, safe drinking water. Scott was recognized in Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 list, the Forbes Magazine Impact 30 list and was #10 in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business issue. He’s currently a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and lives in NYC with his wife Viktoria and son Jackson.

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