Notes from the Front Line
Greg Allgood, P&G Children's Safe Drinking Water Program
I was first asked to start a blog to let P&G employees know about my travels to help survivors of the South East Asia tsunami in early 2005. Since P&G employees gave generously to our disaster relief partners so we could provide sachets of PUR Purifier of Water to the affected areas, we wanted to let them know how their contributions were helping.
Our employees responded with enthusiasm from the very first post. They asked me questions and wanted to know where else in the world we were helping people obtain clean water. Their interest and enthusiasm prompted me to continue posting -- from Africa and Haiti; from India following last year's floods and from Pakistan in the aftermath of the earthquake.
While P&G employees continue to be the primary reason I record my travels, they've also asked that I provide a way for them to share these stories with friends, family and colleagues outside of P&G. So here's my blog. I hope you enjoy it.
About P&G Philanthropy
The Children's Safe Drinking Water is the signature program behind P&G's Live, Learn and Thrive corporate philanthropy program.
The Children's Safe Drinking Water program consists of not-for-profit emergency relief work and establishing not-for-profit social markets to provide our safe drinking water technology to the developing world. More than 5,000 children die every day from diseases caused by drinking unsafe water. Our goal is to reduce that number substantially.