Morocco Earthquake Relief – Wine to Water
Total donations: $128,000 | Partnership: 2023
Wine to Water is committed to support life and dignity for all through the power of clean water.
In 2015, Grand Circle Foundation launched our WASH (Water, And Sanitation, Hygiene) initiative with a goal for every school and village we support to have access to an adequate supply of clean water, and toilets that meet or exceed local standards.
By early 2018, we realized that although we were able to manage getting clean water to schools, we struggled to get water to the villages and needed an international partner. Lucky for us, we found Wine to Water.
The Wine To Water filter build program is an opportunity for groups and organizations to assemble filters, strengthen corporate social responsibility and become educated about and engaged in the world water crisis. Each filter removes 99.9999 percent of bacteria which cause waterborne diseases and provides an entire family with clean water for more than 10 years.
Grand Circle sponsored a filter build of 1,000 water filters that involved associates from 30 countries. Associates put together 1000 water filters that will eventually be shipped to communities around the world.
As in other emergencies, Wine to Water was one of the first organizations to respond after the earthquake in Morocco. Finding that remote villages near Agadir Ouzir had been overlooked for aid and relief, Wine to Waters volunteers found 12 villages of approximately 15 families each, in need.
With funding from Grand Circle Foundation, 180 kits containing 5 blankets, 5 sleeping pads, 5 pillows, a family sized shelter/tent a water filter and essential hygiene/sanitation supplies were delivered.
With the success of the initial funding, we recently provided the means for an addtional 200+ families to receive this kits.