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A gala for gallons


Giancarlo Gonzalez October 2nd, 2013

Water4 held its second annual gala in order to raise money and awareness to promote its mission of creating in-country jobs to eradicate the world's water crisis.

Former Senator Don Nickles speaks at the Water4 Gala. - BY: Steve Sisney

Former Senator Don Nickles and his wife Linda served as the chairpeople for the event. The gala hosted 424 attendees, along with 20 volunteers, at the historic Skirvin Hotel in downtown OKC last Thursday.

The gala held a live and a silent auction, raising $27,900 and $11,556  respectively, for a total of $39,456.

The Swiss vacation getaway alone raised $7,500. The proceeds from the auctions goes toward building new wells in Africa with each well costing $1,000.

The small price for building a community well that will provide clean water for remote areas was a heartfelt reminder for attendees of the effort needed to do something worthwhile.

Richard Greenly, co-founder of Water4, was excited about the event.

“We hope people will take away this evening the idea that each one can get involved and be a part of the world’s water crisis fix — each Oklahoman — so we’re really glad everybody’s here.”

 
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