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Water For People

Raises funds for Water for People by conducting a silent auction or raffle at the annual conference, and / or other similar fundraisers throughout the year.

Name Affiliation State Term Expires
Perry Nelson (Chair) City of Prescott AR
Les Patterson Hope Water and Light AR
Stefanie Hunter City of Oklahoma City OK 2021
Marcia Noland Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans LA


WFP was founded in 1991 by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit international humanitarian aid organization. It was registered in Canada as a charitable organization in 1995. The organization’s mission statement is as follows: “Water For People helps the most impoverished people worldwide improve their quality of life by supporting sustainable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene projects.” This mission involves helping people through projects that engage communities in developing countries in securing safe drinking water, adequate sanitation systems and learning about good health and hygiene practices. For the more than one billion people without access to safe drinking water, WFP is helping the poorest of the poor, one community at a time.

Water For People (WFP) will have a booth this year at the Southwest Section AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition in Baton Rouge, LA. This booth is sponsored by the Section’s WFP Committee. We are seeking donated items for the raffle. Any item you can donate to this worthwhile cause will be greatly appreciated.

The Southwest Section of the AWWA continues to work hard to maintain a high level of fundraising for Water For People. In 2019, we set a new record for our section, with $34,733.74 donated.

If you would like to make a contribution to a great cause by donating an item for the raffle, please complete and email or FAX the form any time prior to the conference. You may also e-mail or telephone the information.

Your donation will be recognized at the conference. WFP is a registered American charity, and a tax receipt will be provided for all donations.

WFP Annual Donations
by the Southwest Section
Year Amount
2019 $34,733.74
2018 31,415.74
2017 26,884.03
2016 21,815.65
2015 22,209.00
2014 26,492.00
2013 30,470.00
2012 23,774.78
2011 23,152.00
2010 17,357.17
2009 15,982.23
2008 16,848.13
2007 19,544.73
2006 19,207.68
2005 10,439.39
2004 9,256.57
2003 9,864.53