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Local charity gets national nod for providing clean drinking water for children in need

Posted at 9:52 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 23:22:34-05

Contaminated water kills 5,000 children a day. A local man founded a non-profit company to save young lives.

Earlier this year, TODAY'S TMJ4 told you about CannedWater4Kids or CW4K. The organization provides sanitary drinking water for children in need. Greg Stromberg came up with the idea.

"The people that are suffering are the people who don't have the means to buy bottled and canned water," he explains.

The water is delivered in aluminum cans. The organization also helps fund water projects. Everyone involved donates their time.

"Nobody's paid a salary all our board members are volunteers. None of the board members are paid. We want to make sure that every child in the world has access to clean safe healthy drinking water."

Now a national publication is saluting Canned Water For Kids. Costco selected the organization for a story in its magazine. The publication has a circulation of about 14 million people. Impressive for a grassroots company that has at the heart of its mission humanity.

"When I get the pictures from Zambia Central Africa, Guatemala and I see the smiling faces..for that you couldn't pay me. It's priceless."

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