A Grassroots Water Drive for the Bellingham, Washington Community
By The Numbers
As of 10/1/2023
Bottles of Water Donated and Delivered! That is over 876 gallons or 3.5 tons!
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
Bellingham neighbors and friends that have been supplied with clean bottled water
Average cost of of water donated is only 10.85 cents per 16.9oz bottle
Days since the grassroots water drive started
Average number of bottles per day donated and delivered
"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."
Operation Water Drop volunteers purchase bottled water at wholesale price using donated funds and/or collect bottled water from donors
Operation Water Drop volunteers deliver donated bottled water to local organizations that assist those experiencing water poverty
Local organizations distribute donated water through existing channels and programs
“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.”