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Posted On: 18 November 2009 09:36 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

DOMASCO-Volvo Campaign Provides Communities with Safe Drinking Water

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DOMASCO-Volvo is proud to announce that as result of its campaign during Ramadan, a donation was given to the Blue Planet Run Foundation which provided about 200 people with new access to safe drinking water that should last their lifetime. Part of the donation also contributed to the development of the Peer Water Exchange (PWX), the foundation's global network that is increasing project sustainability, lowering costs and raising the standards of water and sanitation projects around the world. “This program was a partnership with Volvo clients and we are pleased to report that their participation has resulted in great things for so many people in Sierra Leone, India and Guatemala” said Graeme Newport, Managing Director of DOMASCO. Through PWX, DOMASCO-Volvo and its customers will be able to monitor the progress and long term success of the water projects they helped fund. Some of the projects include roof top rainwater harvesting at schools in Sierra Leone, dug-well pumps in villages in India, and water and hygiene stations at schools in Guatemala. “Volvo’s client profile has always proven to be a picture of individuals who are deeply concerned with the environment and people. It was truly a pleasure to embark on this project with our customers and see the very significant outcome of this endeavor” he enthused. "Blue Planet Run is grateful not just for the generous donation but also for the amount of awareness DOMASCO-Volvo helped raise through the campaign," said Blue Planet Run's Mark Steele. "We applaud your business for taking the lead on such an important global cause" he added. Blue Planet Run Foundation is a U.S.-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising global awareness about the lack of safe drinking water, and funding working solutions today for the billion people living without ready access to this life sustaining resource. Since 2004, Blue Planet Run has partnered with 59 non-governmental organizations worldwide to implement sustainable water projects in more than 600 communities in 21 countries impacting hundreds of thousands of lives. The Foundation's inaugural awareness and fundraising event was the Blue Planet Run 2007, the first-ever around-the-world relay run.