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charity: water CEO and Newly Appointed President to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell




charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square. 

In celebration of their upcoming gala, charity: ball on Monday, December 12, Scott Harrison, Founder and CEO of charity: water, along with Director of Finance, Michael Letta and the newly appointed President, Paul Griswold will ring the Opening Bell.


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET       


Lindsay Ratowsky

(646) 688-2323 ext. 127

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

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Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West

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About charity: water

charity: water ( is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations go directly to funding water projects in areas of greatest need. When projects are completed, charity: water proves each one with GPS coordinates and photos published on Google Maps. In five years, charity: water has funded 4,282 water projects to serve over 2 million people in 19 countries with access to clean water.

Why water?

Almost a billion people don't have access to clean, safe drinking water. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, and women and children bear the heavy burden of water collection, walking miles every day to water sources that are likely to make them sick. Clean water projects coupled with sanitation can reduce disease rates by almost 50% and provide time, freedom and economic opportunity for areas in need.


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