Denver, Colorado (June 2, 2015) - With unprecedented support from committees, partners, and donors, Water For People, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems and services in developing countries, has met their Spring Campaign fundraising goal of $300,000 with two weeks to spare. ARCADIS, a long-time Water For People partner, was so impressed by this momentum they decided to up the ante and accelerate donor impact in a big way.
From now until June 12, ARCADIS will match all monetary donations up to $25,000. This investment will push Water For People’s progress toward reaching 4 million people with access to safe water and sanitation in 9 countries.
“Water For People and ARCADIS both exist to improve quality of life—including securing the fundamental human right of continuous access to safer water and sanitation for everyone.” said Michael MacPhee, president at ARCADIS, North America. “The types of work we do may differ, but our desire for lasting impact is the same. Giving to Water For People moves the world forward, which feeds our passion and our purpose.”
ARCADIS creates enduring solutions to effectively manage water resources, protect people and the environment, reduce risks, and provide safer drinking water and effective wastewater management around the world.
This is just one way ARCADIS has been supporting Water For People. For more than 10 years, the design and consultancy firm and its employees have donated thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund initiatives across Water For People's nine country programs.
“We are grateful for partners like ARCADIS who help us double our impact and bring us that much closer to reaching Everyone Forever,” says Sue Dorsey, CFO at Water For People. “Through this partnership we’ve been able to explore what it means to invest in sustainable solutions and the moments that matter.”
Everyone Forever strives to close the gaps that leave communities vulnerable to health issues by bringing together local entrepreneurs, civil society and governments to establish solutions that allow people to build and maintain their own reliable safe water and sanitation systems, independent of outside aid, ensuring long-term sustainability.
The Spring Campaign will run in the lead up to this year's American Water Works Association ACE Conference (June 8-10) in Anaheim, California, and will end on June 15.
To learn more about Water For People’s Spring Campaign, visit waterforpeople.org/spring-campaign-2015.
ARCADIS is a natural and built asset design & consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services.
Water For People is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems and services in developing countries.