Clean Water for Homeless Veterans Charity Event
An estimated 40% of San Diego County’s homeless are military veterans. An example of some of the struggles homeless individuals face are finding clean water, food, shelter, illness prevention, etc. One of the biggest issues of the ones on this list is finding clean water. This lack of accessibility to clean water has led to many homeless individuals to either dehydrate themselves, which causes many illnesses and health problems, or drink dirty water which has many health implications as well. Especially with summer around the corner and the weather getting hotter, these issues are going to get more severe and prevalent. As homeless individuals don’t have a fixed place of living, carrying around a lot of water bottles is both very inconvenient and expensive. Another problem is carrying around water bottles in the heat causes chemicals to be released into the water which also has harmful effects.
Stand Down 2015
VVSD & Stand Down Saved My Life
Director of Operations Stand Down
The Puritii portable water filtration bottle can filter any source of water in the world ( exception of salt water) and produce clean drinking water. The replaceable filter can filter over 50 gallons of water which on average will last someone from 2-4 months. This system is easy to carry and makes it convenient to drink pure water from any water source available. This filter is so powerful that it exceeds the NSF standards by 100x. It’s 3 layer filtration system filters out 99.99% of all bacteria, virus, protozoa, chemicals, chlorine, microbial and even radioactive contamination.
Our goal is to raise enough funds by June 5th, 2016 so we can donate 1,000 Puritii systems to homeless veterans at the Stand Down event. 100% of the revenue raised will be used towards the Stand Down event. The revenue will be spent on the Puritii systems and all promotional items for the event. This event takes place 1n July, 2016. The Pure Water Movement has partnered up with the Veterans Village of San Diego to make this possible.
The Pure Water Movement has partnered up with the Veterans Village of San Diego to make this possible.
What is a Stand Down?
In times of war exhausted combat units requiring time to rest and recover were removed from the battlefields to a place of relative safety and security. Other rested units assumed the watch. Today, Stand Down refers to a time when our homeless veterans can remove themselves from the combat of the streets and allow VVSD and the community of San Diego to stand the watch so they can receive needed services and rest.
About the Veterans Village of San Diego
With five locations throughout San Diego County, VVSD is the only program of its kind in the United States and is nationally recognized as the leader in serving homeless military veterans. Each year VVSD provides services to more than 2,000 military veterans throughout the County of San Diego.
Date: July 2016
Location: Veterans Village of San Diego
Address: 4141 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110