A Helianthus Foundation Micro-Charity Project:

Heart in a Tear Drop

Operation

Water Drop

A Grassroots Water Drive for the Bellingham, Washington Community

By The Numbers

As of 4/12/2024

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18440

Bottles of Water Donated and Delivered! That is over 2434 gallons or 9.7 tons!

100%

All donations to Operation Water Drop go directly to local organizations who distribute the donated water to those experiencing water poverty in the Bellingham, Washington community

9220

Bellingham neighbors and friends that have been supplied with clean bottled water

10.9¢

Average cost of of water donated is only 10.85 cents per 16.9oz bottle

285

Days since the grassroots water drive started

64.7

Average number of bottles per day donated and delivered

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"Safe, reliable, and equitable water access is critical to human health and livelihoods. In the United States, an estimated 471,000 households or 1.1 million individuals lack a piped water connection and 73% of households are located in cities, close to networked supply."

Source: 2020 PNAS Study

Water Poverty Reduction in Two Simple Steps:

1.

Operation Water Drop volunteers purchase bottled water at wholesale price using donated funds and/or collect bottled water from donors

2.

Local organizations distribute donated water, through existing channels and programs, to those experiencing water poverty

Heart in a Tear Drop

“Our data shows bottled water is the most common source for the homeless population, which means they rely on people to hand it out, or many buy it with their precious funds. It would help if we all handed out water freely and for cities to make public water more readily available by not turning off sources around parks.”

Heart in a Tear Drop

"Water is life, and clean water means health."

-Audrey Hepburn

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Want to Help?

Need water?

For water donations, deliveries, and/or to volunteer, please call/text

564-202-3542

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