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Veterans Without Orders


A community of military veterans combatting the world water crisis 

Veterans Without Orders is an veteran-led, non-profit, clean water organization that assists populations without clean water and other essential services. Our goal is to continue serving humanity by utilizing skills obtained while in uniform to conduct sustainable humanitarian projects worldwide. 

Many founding members of VWO served within the Civil Affairs Corps and developed broad expertise in assessing needs, developing solutions, and working with local partners to implement those solutions. Our model is based in-part on the U.S. Army Civil Affairs Team concept, which specializes in identifying critical requirements needed by local citizens in combat or crisis situations.

Our clean water mission model 

Our primary goal is sustainable water filtration for in-need communities and our mission model is based on a proven system of delivering the Sawyer PointOne water filter to mothers of small children. This model, developed by Water With Blessings, has a track record of targeting a receptive audience that takes ownership of the system. 

We ask women supplied with the Sawyer water filter to make a promise to share the system with at least two other families.  This builds on an existing sense of community and helps increase the likelihood the filters will be accepted and utilized.