SMI to Sponsor Project with charity: water

Apr 16, 2014, 14:35 ET from SMI

EAST MORICHES, N.Y., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SMI CEO Scott Crennan announced today a partnership and donation agreement with charity: water, a global non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

SMI Co-founder and CFO Robyn Butler said, "SMI has always had a philosophy of partnering; recognizing that our industry relies heavily on water, we want to extend that partnership to communities that have been severely impacted by droughts, pollution and population demands for clean water.  We want to minimize our eco-footprint by contributing to the research and implementation of getting water to people in need."

charity: water funds water programs in 22 countries around the globe - in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. Water scarcity, poverty, political stability and strong partner organizations all play a part in where charity: water chooses to work. The organization focuses on providing rural communities with their first access to clean water.

SMI's project will fund a school's piped water system in Bangladesh that will take approximately 18 months to complete. charity: water will vet local partners, choosing only those with a strong track record of work in their region. They will then work alongside the partners to determine the best technology and location for the project. Throughout the project, charity: water will update SMI with progress reports and a completion report inclusive of GPS coordinates, photos and the population of the community residents whose lives were enhanced.

Just about any organization or individual can sponsor a water project with charity: water and the donation ranges from $6,000-$10,000 US dollars. Based on geography, projects range from filtration systems to drilled wells to piped water systems. charity: water will match the gift to the area of greatest need.

SMI successfully partners with retailers and corporations to provide quality, reliable maintenance services on a national scale. SMI offers a suite of high quality maintenance and disaster recovery solutions. Maintenance services include floor care, window cleaning, high dusting, power washing and janitorial services. Disaster recovery services include flood emergencies and sewage, fire and smoke restoration, and mold testing and remediation.

For more information on SMI visit or call (800) 508-5884. For more information on charity: water, please visit:

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