DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — With a successful golf tournament at the Water Quality Association (WQA) annual convention in Indianapolis, Ind. in April, followed by the Chili Cook Off in Lighthouse Point, Fla. on April 27, Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) raised enough money to move forward with additional projects in the Dominican Republic and Ghana, according to a press release.
“The events were a complete success, and although cold in Indianapolis, WQA members showed up to golf and show their support for the Foundation’s efforts,” said Foundation Founder Guillermo Guzman. “Close to 250 people showed up at the Cook Off. It was friends and neighbors showing support for a noble cause. I am proud of our efforts, proud of our supporting members and proud to be part of such supporting community in Lighthouse Point.”
Again in partnership with Project Las Americas (PLA) and Safe Water Team (SWT), the Foundation will impact close to 900 people in San Jose Ulloa, where 50 filters were distributed last year. The Foundation announced a project with PLA, SWT and the Peace Corps last month that will positively impact nearly 2,400 people, stated the release.
The 150 filters to be deployed to San Jose Ulloa will be implemented by the Good Samaritan Hospital, a longtime partner of SWT and the organization managing the distribution center in the Dominican Republic.
WWIF has already initiated conversations with members of Safe Water Ghana to resume work started in 2012 and followed by a second deployment earlier this year in Bagliga, Northern Ghana.
“Our goal is to deploy an additional 500 filters and impact nearly 3,000 people in Ghana,” added Guzman.
Read the entire press release here.