Global Giving and WaterBrick Team Up to Fund Humanitarian Projects!
Posted on July 1st, 2009
Today, provisions were completed to make possible the offering of WaterBrick projects on Global Giving’s network of humanitarian project offerings. This is a major milestone for WaterBrick International as it allows the organization to accept tax deductable donations for humanitarian projects thorugh Global Giving. With Global Giving’s tenure, experience, and presence in this field, WaterBrick has the capacity to reach a broader set of donors in order to fulfill its mission as a humanitarian leader offering clean water, and permanent housing.
WaterBrick’s projects can be found by going to the Global Giving website and selecting the active project desired at:
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