Canadians Help Raise Funds for Wine for Water


TORONTO — Canadian consumers have helped raise nearly $9,000 for the Raleigh, North Carolina-based Wine to Water non-profit organization, which provides clean water to people all over the world.

Durbanville Hills, a South African winery, and one of the first wineries to recover, purify and reuse ‘waste’ water at its winery, launched the Canadian initiative in Ontario with a portion of sales donated directly to Wine to Water.

“We are thrilled with these results because we so value the important work that Wine to Water undertakes to fight the critical issue of poorly sanitized water,” said Chris Staresinic, Durbanville Hills’ senior brand manager at PMA Canada. “We want to thank Ontarians for enjoying our award-winning wines in enormous support of this great cause. Together with Wine to Water, these consumers have taken a first step to raise awareness on the broader issue of water sustainability.”

“We could not be happier with these remarkable contributions from our partners at Durbanville Hills and all of our new Canadian friends,” said Doc Hendley, founder of Wine to Water.

Hendley, named Top 10 CNN Hero for 2009, has travelled to Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Peru and Haiti, working in local communities to build clean water wells and sanitation systems. “We knew Durbanville Hills, through its commitment to water purification and environmental sustainability, was the perfect partner, and we look forward to a greater alliance in the coming months and years.”


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