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Wash Away Thirst unites car wash community for World Water Day

Mar 16, 2016
Wash Away Thirst is teaming up with charity: water to unite a community of car wash owners, vendors, and clean car enthusiasts for World Water Day, March 22, to raise $10,000 to build a water project in a rural community in Subsaharan Africa or Southeast Asia. Donations can be made until March 22 by visiting Wash Away Thirst’s web site

Clean Water Changes Everything. There are 663 million people on the planet who don’t have access to life’s most basic need. That’s right, 663 million people-just like you and me-struggle to find clean water every single day. That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. Or twice the population of the United States. 

When a community gets access to clean water, lots can change. It can improve health, decrease expenses, increase equality, give girls more time in school, and give women the chance to grow food or earn income. It is estimated that every $1 invested in clean water can yield $4-$12 in economic returns. 

“Water is essential to our business and one of the biggest needs in our world today, so it’s obvious that we, as a car wash community, have a great platform for awareness and change” says Jim Dudley owner of Wash Me Fast and founder of Wash Away Thirst.  “Since Wash Away Thirst was founded in 2009, we’ve given over $40,000 to clean water projects and we are hoping to add to that this year and the years to come.”  

The carwash industry is already on the forefront of water conservation practices so supporting clean water projects around the world is a great fit. WaterSavers certified carwashes use an average of no more than 40 gallons of fresh water per vehicle, which is less than the average home washing machine according to the EPA, and manage run-off to prevent pollution. In supporting certified carwashes, consumers choose a more sustainable option and support clean water efforts globally. 

For Inquiries, Contact:
Jim Dudley 404.550.7525

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