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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release
March 31, 2008
CONTACT: Ria Convery, Communications Director
(617) 788-1105, <>


Save the Date: New England Water For People 3rd Annual Gala Celebration
Event Helps Strike Out Water Related Disease in Poor and Developing Countries

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The New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) and New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) cordially invite you to step up to the plate and support Water For People at its 3rd New England WFP Gala Celebration on Saturday, May 10 at America’s most beloved ballpark, Fenway Park in Boston.


(NEWWA) and (NEWEA) have teamed up to raise money and awareness for Water For People. Water For People (WFP), a non-profit organization, is a champion for people in developing countries – helping them help themselves by implementing simple, affordable water and sanitation solutions to meet the needs of their community.

People who live without a dependable source of safe drinking water face some tough odds. Every day, more than 6,000 people die from water-related illnesses—nearly 2 million each year—and most of them are young children. Most of these people live in poor and developing countries that lack adequate sanitation facilities/ This health crisis can be solved – but it takes champions.


Held in Fenway Park’s world-class EMC Club, this event features:

* High-scoring dining
* Pre-Gala tours of Fenway Park
* Live jazz entertainment
* Live auction of Red Sox memorabilia
* Special MC – WCVB's Karen Holmes Ward

Proceeds from this event will go directly to WFP, so your contribution will have a significant impact on the lives of impoverished people worldwide.


Water For People helps people in developing countries improve their quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities and health and hygiene education programs. Its vision is a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation; a world where no one suffers or dies from a water- or sanitation-related disease.

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