Turkey Earthquake Relief – Wine to Water
Total donations: $146,177 | Partnership: 2023
Wine to Water is committed to support life and dignity for all through the power of clean water.
In 2015, Grand Circle Foundation launched our WASH (Water, And Sanitation, Hygiene) initiative with a goal for every school and village we support to have access to an adequate supply of clean water, and toilets that meet or exceed local standards.
By early 2018, we realized that although we were able to manage getting clean water to schools, we struggled to get water to the villages and needed an international partner. Lucky for us, we found Wine to Water.
The Wine To Water filter build program is an opportunity for groups and organizations to assemble filters, strengthen corporate social responsibility and become educated about and engaged in the world water crisis. Each filter removes 99.9999 percent of bacteria which cause waterborne diseases and provides an entire family with clean water for more than 10 years.
Grand Circle sponsored a filter build of 1,000 water filters that involved associates from 30 countries. Associates put together 1000 water filters that will eventually be shipped to communities around the world.
As in other emergencies, Wine to Water was one of the first organizations on the ground. Quickly setting up a headquarters in Adana which is close to the affected areas but was only lightly impacted by the earthquake. Filters were brought in and delivered to those affected. Followed by large scale community water systems in Hatay, similar to what they set up in Ukraine, including the repairs of piping and infrastructure that was damaged in the earthquake and the installation of reverse osmosis systems for filtration.