Maastricht, the Netherlands – The UTECH Europe team has kickstarted a campaign to bring safe water to the world with a $1000 donation to Water.Org.
The team is hoping that exhibitors, visitors, speakers and conference goers will also contribute. The amount raised will be announced at the event.
‘UTECH organises trade shows for the polyurethane industry around the world in Europe, Asia, North America, Central America. We gather the best and brightest minds in the polyurethanes industry where we share ideas, technology and build our network,’ said Debbie Hershfield, Trade Show Director at Crain Communications.
Hershfield continued: ‘We believe our mission goes beyond business and profits, and so we are encouraging our community of business professionals and companies to join us in supporting Water.org to provide the basic human right of access to water.’
About 844 m people, or around 1 in 9 of the World’s population, lack access to safe water; 2.3 bn, or about 1 in 3, lack access to a toilet. Water.org is dedicated to changing this.
UTECH community donations will be used to empower families around the world with access to small, affordable loans to make household water and sanitation solutions a reality. Every $60 donated will help provide one family in need with life-changing access to safe water or sanitation. Donate online at: http://give.water.org/f/utech
As well as making donations, individuals and organisations are urged to spread the message via social media using the hashtag #UTECHWater .
Water.org is an international non-profit organisation that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation. It pioneers market-driven financial solutions to ensure everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.
UTECH Europe will be held in Maastricht from 29-31 May 2018.