re:VIVe is Life oriented. this includes giving.
Water is essential to life.
Some peoples live in areas where the water is scarce and/or is contaminated with life threatening bacteria. Many sacrifice their lives, giving up their ability to get an education and career, instead using their time making the daily long and dangerous journey to fetch the necessary water for themselves and their families. Some sources are so polluted that many suffer various ailments and die young.
Enter Scott Harrison and Charity:Water
Having volunteered with Mercy Ships, a crew of doctors, surgeons and nurses who have dedicated their life to travel the globe to help cure multitudes of people with life threatening ailments, Scott learned that the majority of these problems were caused by drinking contaminated water as it is their only source.
For Scott, this was unnacceptable. So he decided to do something about it.
In 2001, for Scott’s 31 birthday, he threw a party where each guest brought $31 gift to be donated to the cause, and Charity:Water was born.
The goal of Charity:Water is that everyone in the world have access to clean drinking water. 100% of donations are used to establish clean water sources for remote villages around the globe. In doing so, their quality of life is improving. Life threatening illness, diseases and viruses caused from drinking bad water are significantly decreasing, lives are prolonged, health and strength are improving, children are able to go to school and get an education and adults can go to work to provide and ensure a safer and healthier life for themselves and their families.
We humans have been given dominion over the earth.
Unfortunately we have not been good stewards with our temporary home while we reside within our bodies. As a result of our irresponsibility, the waters of the globe have become grossly polluted, so much so that it is disrupting the oceans ecosystems. Even if this did not directly affect us, (but all is connected, so it does ), it would still be a destructive injustice to impose on the lives of the creatures that live in the seas, not to mention it also destroys the beauty. To make matters worse, the situation is only getting worse. Because of a lack of understanding paired with a lack of consideration nor concern, there are huge garbage patch islands floating within the ocean. Not only that but garbage washes up on beaches around the world on a daily basis.
Enter Boyan Slat of the Ocean CleanUp.
while snorkeling, Boyan, then 16 was appalled to find so litter polluting the waters beautiful waters of Greece. Again, this was unacceptable. For a school assignment he decided to invent a way to clean the great waters, but the project did not end with his grade. Though many people were in agreement and even joined him in his mission to rid the ocean of plastics, Boyan encountered a lot of barriers, including the UN who provided him a list of 50 reasons why his mission was impossible and so they would not be in support.
Being discouraged, but unwilling to relent, Boyan was able to counter and disprove each of the bricks in the barrier.
It has been a long and arduous time, in designing the technology unlike any other with a mission unlike any other. With a journey not without trial and error, in October 2018 the Ocean CleanUp launched their first ocean cleaning contraption.
Still being adjusted for optimal performance, the team of Ocean Cleanup utilize funding for continuous forward momentum in the project and it’s success.