Two elite, veteran-led, nonprofit aid organizations that work in some of the most remote and high-risk regions of the world will create a new strategic partnership to maximize the impact of their humanitarian missions.
Veterans Without Orders (VWO), a nonprofit focused on combatting the world water crisis, and Team 5 Medical Foundation, a nonprofit that provides medical care to the most overlooked areas of the world, will merge capabilities for their "Water and Wellness" initiative. The partnership reflects a more holistic approach to addressing both the causes and consequences of the water crisis.
Every year, 1.5 billion people suffer from water-borne diseases and 3.4 million – mostly children – die as a result, making it the leading cause of disease and death worldwide. When communities do not have access to clean water, children cannot attend school, parents cannot work, and regions cannot participate in solving their own clean water and health issues.
“There is no better partnership for this purpose - both VWO and Team 5 bring equipment, treatment and education that is sorely needed in these regions,” said Rob Parish, Team 5’s Water and Wellness Program Manager. “We share the passion of creating a long-term, sustainable impression on these communities, which is only made possible by our supporters and strengthened through this partnership. I am truly excited to see the difference it will make in the lives of the people we serve.”