The recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have had a devastating impact on the region with a death toll reaching 47,000. WTW is on the ground working to provide as many people as possible access to safe drinking water. The Syrian people in particular are very special to WTW. Our founder Doc Hendley traveled to Syria when the civil war first broke out to help over 1500 refugee families gain access to safe water. “Our goal is to return and help those in Turkey and Syria gain access to safe water and needed supplies”. Your continued support is appreciated.
Since our inception in 2004, Disaster Response efforts are at the forefront of our work. A core part of Wine To Water's mission, it’s simply part of our DNA. Through our efforts, we provide critical resources to people in need, deliver aid in times of crisis, and restore access to water in dire situations.
Currently, our team is actively engaged in Disaster Response efforts in Turkey and Syria following the 3 major earthquakes that devastated the region. Affecting about 26 million people and with the death toll hovering around 47,000, WTW staffers are on the ground in Turkey assessing needs, providing technical and managerial support, and more.
Throughout 2022, we also responded to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. With Ukrainian cities destroyed and infrastructure disrupted, many Ukrainians were left without access to safe drinking water. In March 2022, we distributed over 12,500 hollow filter membrane filters to those affected by the crisis, providing clean water for shelters and families and reducing the risk of waterborne diseases.
Our Disaster Response efforts are not limited to international disasters; we have also responded to crises in our own backyard. Last Fall, Hurricane Ian caused catastrophic damage estimated at $248B. Our founder, Doc Hendley, immediately mobilized a team for water filtration, recycling, and cleanup efforts in Southwest Florida. Our team distributed water, food, baby supplies, and hygiene products alongside World Central Kitchen and the Florida National Guard while there.
We will continue responding to disasters as long as we are capable. Throughout our journey we’ve responded to many disasters such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the Syrian Refugee Crisis, the Philippines Super Typhoon, the historic flooding in Pakistan, and offered Disaster Response resources during the Covid-19 pandemic just to name a few. Join us in providing life-saving support to those in need globally, and bring clean water to all.