Pledge online to help people get clean water
Published on Jun 1, 2014 9:50 PM
SINGAPORE - Singaporeans can now help people in regions such as Africa, South Asia and Central America get clean water and sanitation, just by making an online pledge.
The non-profit Water.org will receive $1 per pledge, as part of a campaign launched yesterday by the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) organisers on Day One of the five-day event.
The money comes from firms including engineering company Black & Veatch and energy, water and marine group Sembcorp Industries, which have donated a total of $40,000 to the campaign so far. Anyone can make a pledge.
SIWW managing director Maurice Neo said: "We hope to use social media's power to create more awareness of water issues, and steer action towards sustainable water solutions."
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