In 2007, a small bible study group in Austin, Texas wanted to help address the global water crisis. The members of the group decided to raise $5,000 – enough money for one clean water well in Ethiopia. When they finished their fundraiser, they had collected enough money for TWELVE wells.
Dick Moeller, a member of the group, was inspired by the success of that first campaign. He realized that if one church group could raise enough money for 12 wells, others could do even more. Motivated by the desire to bring clean water to those who so desperately need it, Dick founded Water to Thrive.
The ShelterBox solution in disaster response is as simple as it is effective. They deliver the essentials people need to survive and begin to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of a disaster.
ShelterBox aid is tailored to a disaster but typically includes a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and children’s activity pack.