WE LEAD INTERNATIONAL CLEAN WATER MISSIONS
Because lack of clean water anywhere makes the world less safe everywhere.
“Water crisis” is a term used to describe situations in which there is not enough safe, unpolluted water within a region to meet that region’s demand. In these situations, people are forced to walk tremendous distances to find safe water or to consume water that is untreated and unsanitary.
783 million people worldwide do not have access to clean water. A total of 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water that is fecally-contaminated.
The World Economic Forum counts the world water crisis as one of top 5 global risks, ranking higher than 27 other risks in terms of likelihood and impact. Why is this so important? Because access to clean water is consistently at the root of other global risks like conflict and migration – which affects us ALL.
Our Veteran Volunteers
As former Civil Affairs (CA) Soldiers, our veteran volunteers have been trained by the branch of the military responsible for conducting foreign humanitarian aid operations. In the aftermath of war and natural disasters, CA teams coordinate with local aid organizations, provide direct aid to civilians, and help restore infrastructure by building roads, schools, medical facilities, sewer lines, etc.
Veterans Without Orders is uniquely-qualified to solve clean water issues.
Combatting The Water Crisis
Our volunteers have seen first-hand the devastating effects of the water crisis, and we’ve spent our careers developing solutions for these regions. As veterans, our goal is to serve as the “tip of the spear” for combatting the water crisis. We do this through on-the-ground distribution of clean water filters, training, and follow-up support to communities across the globe.
WHEN IT COMES TO CREATING A MORE PEACEFUL WORLD, CLEAN WATER SHOULD BE SEEN AS THE FOUNDATION
IT IS THE KEY TO GOOD HEALTH AND ESSENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL
IT ENABLES CHILDREN – ESPECIALLY GIRLS – TO STAY IN SCHOOL
IT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO WORK AND ECONOMIES TO THRIVE
IT REDUCES THE RISK OF CONFLICT AND MIGRATION
The question we ask ourselves is how we – as veterans – can ensure a future in which water is a reason for cooperation.
Lives Can Be Transformed And Honored
Through one simple water filter
Research has shown there are 26 potentially-deadly diseases transmitted by water that simple filtration can reduce the incidence of or even prevent. Water filtration is one of the easiest-to-implement and most cost-effective solutions for solving the water crisis.
Our mission model is simple and ensures we can make an immediate impact on communities to ensure sustainable water management. We carry as many filters as our crowdfunding campaigns can raise. And by partnering on-the-ground with local aid organizations, we are able to travel to communities anywhere in the world to provide filtration supplies, education and training.
Through 1 Clean Water Filter, We Address 4 Charitable Causes At One
MOBILIZING MILITARY VETERANS
We provide veterans with a community similar to the military – one that continues to serve by conducting global humanitarian projects.
DELIVERING CLEAN WATER
We travel to some of the most remote and dangerous areas of the world to bring clean water filters to water-stressed communities.
EMPOWERING LOCAL WOMEN
We recognize and build upon the capacity of local women as the solution to their community’s safe water needs.
HONORING FALLEN SOLDIERS
We Honor the memory of selfless men and women who recently gave their lives in combat by dedicating missions in their name.
Become a Volunteer Today
Are you a veteran looking to volunteer some of your time to help people have clean drinking water? Then get in contact with us and we will provide you the opportunity to join an organization where your military veterans skills can be used to solve global issues – starting with the world water crisis.
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