Scrubs and Beyond Raises Funds for Haitian Solar Well

9/11/2014
Scrubs & Beyond, a national healthcare apparel retailer, will be partnering with the Barco's Nightingales Foundation to raise $35,000, the cost of building a desperately needed solar water well in Haiti through a Friendraiser, an online fundraising campaign.  
 
Today, the United Nations and NGOs working in Haiti report that nearly 55 percent of Haitians lack direct access to potable water.  The majority of the country's health problems are caused by lack of clean water and malnutrition, and annually, almost 7,000 children under the age of five die from causes related to contaminated drinking water.
 
"The need for clean water is undeniable, which is why we have worked so hard to bring clean water to Haiti. The generosity of Scrubs & Beyond in supporting this effort is truly a marvelous outcome of a long-standing relationship," said Michael Donner, president and CEO of Barco's Nightingales Foundation.  "Our foundation is currently building its sixth solar water well in Haiti. With Scrubs & Beyond's remarkable commitment, we will be able to build a seventh well and change the lives of 5,000 more families."
 
The Barco's Nightingales Foundation/Scrubs & Beyond Friendraiser campaign is set up so that for every new follower or LIKE on the Barco's Nightingales Foundation Facebook page between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, 2014, $5 will be donated toward the goal of $35,000.  Both the Foundation and Scrubs & Beyond will actively promote the Friendraiser in the hopes of securing 7,000 followers in just four weeks.
 
"We are inspired by the caregiver every day at Scrubs & Beyond. Through the support of Barco's Nightingales Foundation and its solar water well project, we want to honor the caregivers, who work tirelessly to improve patient health every day, by offering families in Haiti  a chance to improve their health with clean water," said Karla Bakersmith, CEO and founder of Scrubs & Beyond. 
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