We all have those days: there’s no hot water and your shower is barely lukewarm. Your toilet stops working and it takes forever to get a repair guy. It could be better, but things could be so much worse—if you’re a typical Liberian. Three out of four Liberians have no access to safe drinking water and six out of seven do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities.FACE Africa is working to change this jarring statistic by funding and supporting sustainable clean water, sanitation and hygiene projects throughout Liberia. The organization was founded by Saran Kaba Jones after a visit to Liberia where she was shocked to see that many lacked access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities. She returned to the United States and dedicated herself to improving the water and sanitation situation in the country. Since 2009, FACE Africa has completed projects at a school, orphanage, women’s market and three villages, making safe drinking water a reality for thousands of men, women and children.
To raise awareness and funds for its work in Liberia, FACE Africa is hosting its Third Annual Clean Water Gala on World Water Day, Thursday March 22, at the St. Regis New York. The black-tie event will include a cocktail reception, art auction, dinner and dancing. This year’s gala host committee includes Whitney Port, Oluchi Orlandi, long-time FACE Africa supporter Dikembe Mutombo, Claudia Chan, Lauren States, and Africa.com’s executive editor, Jacqueline Adams.
Funds raised from the event will support a new initiative to provide access to clean water and sanitation facilities to the entire county of Rivercess, one of the poorest and least developed counties in Liberia.
Join FACE Africa and meet other inspiring change makers while benefiting a great cause! For tickets and additional event details, please visit: http://www.faceafricagala.com.