As part of the IYC 2011 celebration, ACS launched the Pennies for PUR™ Water initiative to raise funds that will be donated to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) program. The CSDW program, sponsored by Procter & Gamble, provides communities in need with PUR™ water-purification sachets (developed by P&G and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) that can purify even heavily contaminated water so that it meets World Health Organization standards for safe drinking water.
Through the Pennies for PUR™ Water effort, ACS hopes to raise sufficient funds to be able to provide more than 1.5 million gallons of safe water before the end of 2011 – a powerful demonstration of ACS’ Vision, “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.” We are asking all members to participate by raising or donating funds.
Visit the Pennies for PUR™ Water webpage to find out how you can help.
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