Voice4Nations.org, the non-profit outreach of virtual phone service company, VoiceNation, has kicked off a new 2013 Clean Water Campaign to raise funds to provide clean water to developing nations.
Voice4Nations is continuing their work with charity: water and helping them in their mission of constructing fresh water wells and providing education to those around the world who are without clean drinking water. Voice4Nations’ 2013 Clean Water Campaign fundraiser is an “Ice Cream Challenge”.
More people die from dirty water and poor sanitation than all forms of violence, including war (source: charity: water). It is going to take $20 billion worldwide to provide clean drinking water (source: World Bank). American spends $21.4 billion a year on ice cream (source: International Dairy Foods Association).
The Ice Cream Challenge encourages households to take the same amount they spend on ice cream in a month and contribute it to Voice4Nations’ Ice Cream Challenge at charity: water. In this way, individuals and families can make a huge difference in the lives of many people without access to clean water.
Voice4Nations’ Ice Cream Challenge fundraising efforts from 2012 are being utilized to build wells in Ethiopia and Nepal. According to charity: water, 60 new and rehabilitated hand-dug wells, 79 new and rehabilitated drilled wells, and 11 new and rehabilitated spring protections are underway in Ethiopia. Additionally, 40 large-scale gravity fed water systems and 62 rehabilitated hand-dug wells are underway in the Sinduhili and Chitwan districts of Nepal.
“More than a billion people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water. We want to change that. Our 2013 Clean Water Campaign starts with an Ice Cream Challenge, where 100 percent of all donations directly funds clean water projects in developing nations. Working together, we really can make a difference,” explained Jay Reeder, president of VoiceNation.
To participate in Voice4Nations’ Ice Cream Challenge, visit http://mycharitywater.org/take-the-ice-cream-challenge.
Voice4Nations, the non-profit outreach of VoiceNation, acts as a voice for the nations – a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves, like the 50 percent of all children who live in poverty. Voice4Nations’ goal is to create awareness, encourage people to make a difference, and connect them with successful organizations where they can make a contribution directly funding the need. To learn more about Voice4Nations, visit http://www.voice4nations.org.
VoiceNation is America’s telecommunications leader for virtual PBX, voicemail and innovative Next Generation call centers. Named a “Top Provider in Industry” by PC World, VoiceNation provides live answering service and call center solutions utilizing the latest in proprietary technology to deliver high quality call answering services at the lowest cost to their customers. In this way, VoiceNation enables business of all sizes to compete in the marketplace with 24-hour availability that adapts to any situation.
Founded in 2002, VoiceNation is a privately-held company that serves more than 40,000 customers including FEMA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Dell, AIG and the U.S. Coast Guard. The company also provides qualified non-profit, tax-exempt charities with access to voicemail, faxmail and other specialized communication services at reduced cost through their Care2Call outreach program.
To learn more about VoiceNation, visit http://www.voicenation.com/.