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Touching Lives

Note from Greg:  From time to time, I'll include guest entries from some of the partners working with us.  Here's the first from Jeff Albert.  I'll let him introduce himself.

My life changed when I saw P&G's PUR Purifier of Water demonstrated.

While watching the magic-like process of the contaminated water turning crystal clear, I, too, had a moment of clarity.  I knew I needed to make a career change.   

Ranjiv_khush_and_jeff_albertI'm a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) from Brown University.  I've been working with another AAAS Fellow, Ranjiv Khush of Stanford, to figure out how we can make a difference for children in the developing world.

After several months of research and networking, we decided to form a not-for-profit consulting group called Aquaya, whose mission will be to place environmental and health-related innovations into the hands of people who need them most.

I'd planned to spend the recent holiday break incorporating Aquaya.  Instead, after the disaster struck, I called Greg and asked how we could help. We decided on fund-raising to help AmeriCares procure and deploy PUR. I kicked my networking skills into high gear.  So far, we've raised well over $80,000.

Because Ranjiv and I now have expertise in PUR and maintain strong contacts in the development and emergency relief sectors, P&G Indonesia has agreed to sponsor my visit to the region and help with the PUR sachet deployment.

Like I said, this has changed my life. We're proud to work with P&G, and with someone like Greg who is so passionate about making a positive impact in the world.

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I have been noticing the P&G brand saver on clean water and the wonderful job you are doing for children and everyone for that matter, as I am very much aware how we must drink good water. Also, I am a decendant of the Allgood's who originated from the southern East coast, South Carolina, and would be so delighted to find out we might have a trace of the same genes. I do hope you would have time to answer. I an 81 yrs and most are gone, but it's an unusual and beautiful name. I do wish you the best in your endeavors.

Dear Elizabeth,

Thank you so much for your comment and your kind words about our CSDW Program. The needs are so great and I'm glad P&G is working with our partners to make a significant contribution to address the global water crisis.

Please have your friends check out the June 5 P&G BrandSaver coupon booklet in your local newspaper since every coupon redeemed gives another day of clean water to those in need. And, there's no cap so the more coupons redeemed, the more clean water we can provide. You can help us reach our goal of 500 million liters of clean water this year.

I don't know if we're related but there aren't a lot of "Allgoods" out there. I'd like to think that we are!

Greg

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