'Tis the season to be grateful and altruistic, especially when it comes to providing safe and healthy water.
One of the greatest threats to the Las Vegas area—and internationally—is the growing water concern. On Dec. 14, The One Drop Foundation hosted its Winter One Drop Land event in hopes of bettering the Las Vegas community. This successful event was fueled by the organization’s commitment to providing access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene, earning a $20,000 contribution toward the WaterStart Channels for Water Innovation and the Southern Nevada Water Authority Youth Conservation Council.
Daniel Lamarre, Bill Hornbuckle, Julie Murray, David Johnson, Rebecca Shanahan and Jean-Louis Dufresne pose with a $10,000 grant check for WaterStart. Photos by Cashman Photo.
After noticing this rising concern almost 15 years ago, the organization has continually provided awareness and education. Since 2013, the foundation has collaborated with other compatible charities including Springs Preserve, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, Desert Research Institute and WaterStart. Past events, including One Night for One Drop, imagined by Cirque du Soleil, and the Walk for Water for One Drop, have bettered the water systems locally and worldwide. The organization's mission does not stop there as improving the living conditions of almost 2.3 million people is just one step towards the foundation’s end goal.