Congratulations to Water Mission, the winner of the DRI Foundation’s first #GivingTuesday Twitter contest and recipient of a $5,000 prize donation!
On Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1), an annual day of support and fundraising for charity organizations around the world, the DRI Foundation held a competition between three charities it has successfully worked with: Mennonite Central Committee, Team Rubicon USA, and Water Mission (previously Water Missions International).
Each organization was encouraged to promote its mission among its Twitter followers, tweeting and retweeting their support using the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #DRIFoundation throughout the day.
The race was neck-and-neck, with each organization receiving waves of tweets from their followers – and in the final tally, Water Mission won, earning the Foundation’s $5,000 donation.
“The impact the Foundation makes is predicated on the generous support of not only corporate benefactors but the individual business continuity professionals around the world,” said Jerry Vevon, Board Vice Chair – Giving. “It provides the Foundation the agility to quickly respond to incidents in the US around the world. The generosity of Giving Tuesday makes this all possible and is greatly appreciated.”
“We are thrilled to have been a participant in the DRI Foundation Twitter contest and are excited to bring safe water to more people because of this donation,” said Jennie Reeb, Water Missions Communications Assistant. “It was fun to engage our followers on Giving Tuesday, and we are grateful for their constant support and passion for giving back.”
Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization
that designs, builds and implements safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3 million people in 52 countries. Water Mission has over 200 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.