February Monthly Luncheon

February 21, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 
 

Venue

College of Charleston North Campus
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405

 

Join us on Thursday, February 21 to hear Kyle Whitcroft speak about Water Mission and what they do to prepare for projects like the upcoming Walk for Water.

In his presentation, Kyle will talk about the challenges of planning and executing the Charleston Walk for Water, an annual fundraising event in Charleston that draws out thousands of participants. Kyle will continue on to explain how the income from the Walk for Water goes on to support projects implemented by Water Mission. Water Mission is a Charleston-based engineering non-profit organization that provides safe water solutions to communities around the world.

About Water Missions International

In 1998, founders, Molly and George Greene, were operating an environmental engineering company in Charleston, South Carolina when they heard about the devastation in Honduras caused by Hurricane Mitch. After receiving a request for multiple water treatment systems in Honduras, and being unable to find existing systems that would work, George and his team of engineers took action to build such a system - and thus the idea for Water Missions International was born.

When the Greene's arrived in Honduras, they were shocked by what they found. The river that flowed through a nearby village was the color of chocolate milk, deep brown with toxins, bacteria and hopelessness. The residents of the village referred to it as the "River of Death" - no one survived once they drank from that river. As one of the newly built water systems became operational, the local villagers were still terrified to drink any water from the river - whether it was clear or not. So Molly and George placed their own lips to the hose and drank the newly purified water. With that action, Molly and George bridged the final gap and the villagers swarmed forward to drink the water.

In the aftermath of their Honduras trip, Molly and George discovered the sad truth about the global water crisis - that billions are forced to drink dirty water every day. In 2001, the Greene's took action to combat this reality and founded Water Mission.

About Kyle Whitcroft

Kyle is the Special Events Manager at Water Mission. Through his creative planning and leadership, he's lead fundraisers to raise over $2.5 million dollars in the past 5 years. When Kyle isn't at work, he's DJ'ing a wedding, riding his bike, traveling, or building his tiny home. Kyle is a dynamic communicator and a friend to everyone he meets.

 

Tickets

$30.00 Member Ticket
$25.00 Earlybird rate before February 18

$40.00 Guest Ticket
$35.00 Earlybird rate before February 18

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