MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Giveback Homes, real estate's social good movement, announces today, World Water Day, a new partnership with Waves For Water, a non-profit that works on providing clean water solutions to communities in need. The collaboration has an initial goal to sponsor 100 filtration systems, providing access to clean water for 10,000 people.
Giveback Homes and Waves For Water share a common mission, improving the lives of people around the world. Giveback Homes founder Blake Andrews and Waves for Water founder Jon Rose both felt the call to do more after traveling around the world and seeing the potential to galvanize themselves and others into action.
"When I first heard about Jon Rose's work with Waves For Water, I was so impressed by all he is doing," said Blake Andrews. "Many people travel and see the need but don't take action. He turned his visibility as a professional surfer into an opportunity to create real change. I've seen first hand how access to water helps a developing community thrive."
In honor of World Water Day, Giveback Homes and Waves For Water created their shared initiative to raise $5,000 for 100 filtration systems to be delivered this summer during an El Salvador filter distribution project sponsored by Giveback Homes members.
"Giveback Homes is a smart way to organize good will, and if Waves For Water's work can inspire contributions, then we are happy to join forces in order to get more people clean water," added Christian Troy, Executive Director of Waves For Water.
"We are most excited about sharing this news with our Giveback Homes members," said Andrews. "Giveback Homes started with a focus on housing but what would our lives be like without clean water? Our goal is to introduce new ways for the real estate industry to give back."
For more information on the partnership and to donate to upcoming projects, please visit https://give.classy.org/givewater.
About Giveback Homes
Giveback Homes is dedicated to creating a sustainable relationship between real estate professionals, their clients, and communities in need throughout the world. Their goal is to create social change through the act of buying or selling a home.
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