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September 11, 2017

Jon Rose is a pioneer and incredibly inspiring person. As the founder of the charity organization Waves For Water, he has been key in helping provide clean and safe drinking water to over 7 million people worldwide who live in poverty or war zones without access to their most basic of needs. His work has touched so many people and has made a huge difference to their lives. With the recent devastation that Hurricane Irma has brought to the United States makes it even more fitting that this week we honor Jon and his work with our Always Endeavor feature.

Jon Rose is a pioneer and incredibly inspiring person. As the founder of the charity organization Waves For Water, he has been key in helping provide clean and safe drinking water to over 7 million people worldwide who live in poverty or war zones without access to their most basic of needs. His work has touched so many people and has made a huge difference to their lives. With the recent devastation that Hurricane Irma has brought to the United States makes it even more fitting that this week we honor Jon and his work with our Always Endeavor feature.



Jon was a professional surfer for many years, riding on top of the sport and making a name for himself. As his career got on he found himself fading slightly and began to travel the world, wandering to different places and experiencing cultures across the globe. Jon's father Jack had recently started working with a nonprofit organization that helped teach African communities about harvesting rainwater. This inspired Jon to make his own waves and he soon traveled to Indonesia under the Waves For Water banner, armed with a few simple water filters to help some local communities. What happened next could be described as divine intervention. Whilst docked in Sumatra a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck nearby, devastating a number of local communities. Jon jumped into action and was soon helping local aid organizations with his water filters to provide those in need the basic provision of clean and safe water.

Waves For Water soon became a much larger organization, relying solely on a network of travelers around the world who carry water filters in their own luggage and distribute them to communities in need. This DIY distribution network overcomes some of the many issues faced by traditional aid organizations. Since then Waves For water has helped more than 7 million people in 27 countries around the world including in war torn Afghanistan.

Jon was a professional surfer for many years, riding on top of the sport and making a name for himself. As his career got on he found himself fading slightly and began to travel the world, wandering to different places and experiencing cultures across the globe. Jon's father Jack had recently started working with a nonprofit organization that helped teach African communities about harvesting rainwater. This inspired Jon to make his own waves and he soon traveled to Indonesia under the Waves For Water banner, armed with a few simple water filters to help some local communities. What happened next could be described as divine intervention. Whilst docked in Sumatra a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck nearby, devastating a number of local communities. Jon jumped into action and was soon helping local aid organizations with his water filters to provide those in need the basic provision of clean and safe water.

Waves For Water soon became a much larger organization, relying solely on a network of travelers around the world who carry water filters in their own luggage and distribute them to communities in need. This DIY distribution network overcomes some of the many issues faced by traditional aid organizations. Since then Waves For water has helped more than 7 million people in 27 countries around the world including in war torn Afghanistan.




In recent days we have all watched the terrible devastation that Hurricane Irma has had across the Caribbean. As a Category 5 hurricane, Irma has broken numerous records for her strength, speed and devastation with wind speeds maintained at 185mph for more than 37 hours. Waves For Water has always had a close relationship with the Caribbean since Haiti was rocked by am earthquake in 2009. They have already sprung into action and have launched their Hurricane Irma Relief Initiative. This has a fundraising target of $100,000 to help provide underserved communities that have been rocked by Irma with access to clean and safe water. Now is the time that waterborne diseases will begin to spread and cause further devastation to these already wounded communities. By donating to Waves For water you can become part of the solution and help people that have lost everything get back on their feet and weather the storm.

Please take a moment to think of the impact that losing access to clean and safe water would have on your life and how badly this has affected the regions struck by Hurricane Irma. You can help by joining Waves For Water and donating anything that you can to their relief fund. You can read more about the Waves For Water Hurricane Irma Relief Initiative on their website at WavesForWater.org or by following them on Instagram @wavesforwater or on Facebook at /wavesforwater.

In recent days we have all watched the terrible devastation that Hurricane Irma has had across the Caribbean. As a Category 5 hurricane, Irma has broken numerous records for her strength, speed and devastation with wind speeds maintained at 185mph for more than 37 hours. Waves For Water has always had a close relationship with the Caribbean since Haiti was rocked by am earthquake in 2009. They have already sprung into action and have launched their Hurricane Irma Relief Initiative. This has a fundraising target of $100,000 to help provide underserved communities that have been rocked by Irma with access to clean and safe water. Now is the time that waterborne diseases will begin to spread and cause further devastation to these already wounded communities. By donating to Waves For water you can become part of the solution and help people that have lost everything get back on their feet and weather the storm.

Please take a moment to think of the impact that losing access to clean and safe water would have on your life and how badly this has affected the regions struck by Hurricane Irma. You can help by joining Waves For Water and donating anything that you can to their relief fund. You can read more about the Waves For Water Hurricane Irma Relief Initiative on their website at WavesForWater.org or by following them on Instagram @wavesforwater or on Facebook at /wavesforwater.


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