From just one three-week pilot “Compassion” campaign in 2006, more than 17,000 people volunteered and packed 4.2 million meals. Water filtration systems and wells made safe drinking water available to 200,000 people on a regular basis. By harnessing the power of story, this three-week initiative has run annually for nine years providing meals, water, sustainable gardens, shelter, and education for girls in under-resourced areas globally.
The 2009 Celebration of Hope was focused on providing water solutions for those in need of clean water. We also continued our food packing to provide immediate hunger relief.