Honoring our 2021 Water Ambassador: Russ Garrison and the Garrison Family

Water1st is built upon the belief that the global water and sanitation crisis can be solved by building a community of concerned people who take simple and effective actions together. Each year, our Give Water Give Life benefit brings the Water1st community together to celebrate what has been achieved, and to chart our course for […]

Let’s Build Toilets People Will Use

Dezenove de Outubre, Mozambique is located in the Cabo Delgado region, on the side of a paved road to Tanzania, where several long-distance buses make pit stops each day. During a 2017 visit, one community member told me that he is ashamed when the buses stop, as it allows outsiders to see how they live. […]

People Without Clean Water Need Smart Investments

In remote and impoverished communities around the world, I’ve heard new water systems described as a dream come true, winning the lottery, and God touching the Earth. There is no under-estimating the significance of the end to the all-consuming daily walk for water. Over 2 billion people still lack access to water that is safe […]

Honoring our 2020 Water Ambassador: John Crossman

Each year we recognize a member of our community whose contributions to our work are remarkable. This year we are honored to celebrate John Crossman as our 2020 Water Ambassador. John’s brilliant mind and unique background contribute to the invaluable support he has provided us over the past fifteen years – from his service in […]

2012 Seattle Give Water, Give Life Benefit

Muchas Gracias, Seattle! Six hundred guests filled Fremont Studios for a festive evening celebrating clean water at our 8th Annual Seattle Give Water, Give Life Benefit. A record $650,000 was raised — surpassing last year’s total by $100,000 and ending the walk for water for an additional 8,700 beneficiaries. View event photos here.

2012 Give Water • Give Life, Chicago

Thank you, Chicago, for making the inaugural Chicago Give Water Give Life Benefit such a success! One hundred and seventy guests came out to support the work of Water 1st on March 9, at Prairie Production, raising $64,000. Thanks to a generous Water 1st Chicago supporter, all donations $200 and above were matched dollar for […]