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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Change 15,000 Lives in Haiti Kicks Off Awareness and Funding Campaign

Change 15,000 Lives in Haiti Kicks Off Awareness and Funding Campaign

Awareness to be raised through World Water Day, Marathon Run, Facebook, You Tube Video and Blog.

March19, 2009-An initiative called Change 15,000 Lives has been created this year in support of the Clean Water for Haiti Charities. Our goal is to collectively raise $50,000 from resources worldwide and together make a difference that will impact 15,000 Lives in Haiti. The campaign ends on July 31, 2009.

Clean Water For Haiti (CWH). CWH is a volunteer run Canadian based humanitarian aid organization that works to provide sustainable solutions to the water crisis in Haiti. The World Health Organization considers Haiti the most water impoverished nation. The quality of drinking water is the worst in the world. For more information you can visit:
www.cleanwaterforhaiti.org

Campaign organizer Peter J. Kletas expands on what inspired him to spearhead this campaign and why clean drinking water is so dear to his heart. To listen to the audio interview click here:
http://www.thenewswire.ca/client_files/cly/15,000%20Lives%201.mp3

To raise awareness for this campaign group organizers have arranged a walk on World Water Day on March 22nd in Vancouver. If you would like to show your support by walking with us in Vancouver, BC, we will be meeting at the Vancouver Art Gallery on March 22nd, 2009 at 1:00 PM to walk 6K. Bring a water jug to represent the walk that millions of families have to do daily for their water supply.
In addition Peter J. Kletas will be running the Vancouver International Marathon on May 3rd. Mr. Kletas states, “Due to a medical condition that requires me to drink double the amount water to keep hydrated, I recognize the challenge of completing this marathon and the importance that clean water holds in my life. On days when training is difficult I picture 15,000 smiling faces and it motivates me to train harder and complete this race for them”.
If you would like to learn more about this campaign please visit our blog at http://change15000lives.blogspot.com/ or join our Facebook group “Together We Can Change 15,000 Lives” and spread the good word.
For media inquiries or if you would like to become more involved with the campaign or become a corporate donor and sponsor of this initiative please contact:

Peter J. Kletas
403-284-9644
prpanos@yahoo.ca

About Clean Water For Haiti

Clean Water for Haiti (CWH) is a volunteer run, faith based missions and humanitarian aide organization started in 2001. As a registered non-profit organization in Canada and the US, CWH works to provide sustainable solutions to the water crisis in Haiti. Through Biosand filter projects CWH is able to provide a simple, effective, and affordable solution to the lack of clean water sources for Haitian families. The household slow sand Biosand filter is a simple design that uses basic readily available materials, allows for easy production, and they are easy to transport. For more information visit: www.cleanwaterforhaiti.org


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