Posted by: toobeeman | April 23, 2011

Japanese Children In Need of Safe Drinking Water

Sussex-Based CannedWater4Kids “Springs” into Action and Ships

Truckload of Water To Shelters and Orphanages

Sussex, WI — April 20, 2011 — Wisconsin-based charity, CannedWater4kids has arranged to ship a truckload of 52,800 12-ounce cans of water to Second Harvest of Japan. Once received, the water will be distributed to children in homeless shelters and orphanages.

“Japan’s recent earthquake and related events, has caused many life staples to be gone or in short supply,” said CannedWater4Kids founder and CEO, Greg Stromberg. “We wanted to do our part to make sure the children of Japan had access to much needed clean water.”

Water in some areas of Japan has been deemed unsafe for infants and could potentially be harmful for young children. Stromberg and CannedWater4kids have a history of getting involved in addressing safe drinking water problems which arise as a result of natural disasters.

“This effort is very similar to the efforts we were involved in after the earthquake in Haiti a year ago,” said Stromberg. “Of special note is that the overseas freight cost of this effort was donated by UPS through Aidmatrix.org. In addition, WaterCharity.org has offered up $5,000 to help us offset the $11,500 filling and packing costs. We are grateful for their support.”

The water was picked up at 8:30 a.m. at INX International Ink Co. (5501 W. Mill Road Milwaukee, WI) and Stromberg will be on hand to help load the truck and to answer any questions about CannedWater4kids and their involvement in the relief efforts in Japan and working towards safe drinking water solutions across the globe.

Visitors to www.cannedwater4kids.org can help and donate to CW4K. In addition, visitors can also purchase 12- and 24-can packs of CW4K pure, glacial spring water (carbonated and still) for their own use. In either case, 95 cents of each dollar donated goes to fund CW4K clean water initiatives and to aid areas in need in times of crisis.

CannedWater4Kids.org is a North American based 501c3 non-profit initiative established to generate awareness and fund projects to relating to clean water for children in areas where clean, safe water is unavailable.

Aidmatrix.org is … [info about Admatrix here]

WaterCharity.org is … [info about WaterCharity.org here]

For more information contact:

Greg Stromberg

Founder & CEO

CannedWater4Kids.org

CannedWater4Kids.wordpress.com

PO Box 166, Sussex, WI 53089

262-246-8480 Office

414-791-2450 Cell

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