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  • Mississippi River Voyage

    Mississippi River Voyage

    July 19, 2014 at 11:19 AM to September 27, 2014 at 11:19 AM
    Event time zone is GMT -6.0. Converted to your local time (GMT -5.0), this event will start at 12:19 PM and end at September 27, 2014 12:19 PM
    Location: Mississippi RiverMap
    The Mississippi River Voyage (MRV) is a fundraising event being planned by the Water For People (WFP) Committee of the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA). MRV will start in Minnesota’s Lake Itasca, the headwaters of the Mississippi River. It will end in Louisiana at the Gulf of Mexico. Supporters will be able to log into a dedicated webpage to see a detailed breadcrumb trail of the voyage. The voyage will begin on July 19, 2014 and end ten weeks later on September 27 at WEFTEC in... New Orleans. Daily reports, photos, and video of the voyage will be available on the WFP website. The kayakers will be Gary and Linda De Kock from Grand Rapids, MI. They will be joined from time to time by friends, family, and WFP supporters from the ten states that border the river. The goal of the voyage is to raise $5.00 for each of the 2291 miles in the Mississippi River. If a total of $11,455.00 or more can be raised by May 31, 2014, the trip will go as planned. The voyage is self-funded by the participants, so 100% of every gift goes to WFP. The voyage will be made in an Aleut Sea II kayak (length 22 feet, width 26 inches) made by Valley Sea Kayaks in Nottingham, England. The paddles are carbon fiber, straight or bent shaft models from Werner Paddles in Sultan, Washington. The schedule requires that, on average, 33 miles must be covered each day for 70 days. Most nights will be spent camping on the river’s banks or countless islands. See you on the river!moreless
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  • 2014 AWWA NJ Turning Wine Into Water to benefit Water For People - October 17, 2014

    2014 AWWA NJ Turning Wine Into Water to benefit Water For People - October 17, 2014

    October 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    Event time zone is GMT -5.0. Converted to your local time (GMT -5.0), this event will start at 7:00 PM and end at 11:00 PM
    Location: Laurita WineryMap
    On Friday, October, 17, 2014 from 7 PM to 11 PM the American Water Works Association – New Jersey Section (AWWA NJ), in a joint effort with the New Jersey Water and Environment Association (NJWEA), will host their 9th Annual Water For People Wine Pairing Dinner - Turning Wine Into Water at Laurita Winery, 35 Archertown Road, New Egypt, New Jersey. This annual event raises much needed funding to support Water For People, a 501 (c)(3) international nonprofit organization that helps people in... developing countries around the world to improve their quality of life by supporting the improvement of safe and sustainable drinking water resources, adequate sanitation facilities and hygiene education programs. Water for People is the charity of choice for AWWA NJ and NJWEA. We invite you, your colleagues and families to be with us for this elegant and exciting evening. Tickets for the Turning Wine Into Water event are $125 per person which includes a cocktail hour, four-course dinner, wine pairings, dessert and coffee/tea. All proceeds will be donated to Water For People. We are also asking for support from our corporate friends. Corporate sponsorships are the primary source of fundraising for this event and will provide us with the opportunity to raise additional funds for Water For People. Levels of sponsorship areas follows: − Vineyard – $5,000 (Limit 1) which includes 20 tickets, company name on Premier Gift, giveaway, event napkin and poster and a two page ad in the program− Wine Maker – $2,100 which includes 12 tickets, company name on giveaway, event napkin and poster and a full page ad in the program− Sommelier – $1,500 which includes 8 tickets, company name on event napkin and poster and a full page ad in the program− Connoisseur – $1,100 which includes 6 tickets, company name on event napkin and poster and a half page ad in the program− Aficionado – $750 which includes 4 tickets, company name on event poster and a half page ad in the program− Wine Bottle - $1,000 (Limit 1) which includes company name on wine bottle favors – one bottle per table Your contribution will ensure our successful fundraising while promising excellent visibility for you and your organization. Last year, 185 people from the drinking water and wastewater industries and their friends and families attended for an enjoyable evening that raised over $28,000 for Water For People. With your help, we can make the 2014 event even better!In the spirit of encouraging a higher level of fundraising and enjoyment, we will again host a silent auction at this event. Please consider donating an item or basket of items for the auction. Examples of items donated in a silent auction include sporting event tickets, restaurant gift certificates, artwork, weekend at a vacation home, electronics, bottles of cheer, and/ortheme baskets. Please complete the enclosed silent auction donation form to ensure an accurate receipt for your donation. We look forward to you joining us and/or your contribution in supporting impoverished communities around the globethrough the 2014 Water for People Turning Wine Into Water Wine Pairing Dinner and silent auction. Registration and additional event information can be found on the enclosed flyer. To donate items for the silent auction, please contact Sandra Kutzing at 732-590-4741 or at kutzingsl@cdmsmith.com. For any questions related to registration or sponsorship, please contact Erika Vardaxis at 856-309-4753 or at Erika.Vardaxis@amwater.com. moreless
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  • 2014 Hike-a-Thon

    2014 Hike-a-Thon

    October 18, 2014 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    Event time zone is GMT -5.0. Converted to your local time (GMT -5.0), this event will start at 9:30 AM and end at 11:30 AM
    Location: Rock Creek ParkMap
    Our annual hike and picnic is scheduled for Saturday, October 18 th . Barring any government shutdowns this year, we will actually be in Rock Creek Park! The hike will start around 9:30 am. We’ll be departing from Grove 13, near the Nature Center off Military Road. There will be two loop options – hike one or both for up to 5 miles of hiking through DC’s urban paradise. Join us afterwards for a picnic lunch. All food and drink will be provided. We’ll once again have numerous trivia... checkpoints along the route, so start studying Rock Creek trivia now to increase your chances of winning great prizes.moreless
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  • NYC Marathon 2014 Team Water For People

    NYC Marathon 2014 Team Water For People

    November 2, 2014
    Event time zone is GMT -5.0.
    Location: Five Boroughs of NYCMap
    Water For People has been selected as a charity partner for the New York City Marathon. Join us in running from Staten Island to Central Park, New York. The average person in developing countries dedicates hours of their day just collecting water, most of them women and children. On November 2nd, the Water For People team will mimic the hours required to collect water by running for hours to support projects that will bring safe and sanitary water to developing countries. ... Runners who join our team will receive the following perks: - A 16 week training guide to help you prepare for your marathon - Weekly newsletter with tips/advice from experienced runners of marathons and the NYC marathon - A running singlet to wear with pride for our team - Promotion of you and our team with all of our contacts in our industry, which will assist you to reach your goal All runners will be required to fundraise with the committee's support through CrowdRise.org. Each individual will have a fundraising goal of $2,500 to support Water For People programs worldwide. We are now building our team. Email msj@bsjinc.com to receive a short application to run with us. Spots will go fast!moreless