Brenda Cortes


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End Date: Jan 10, 2016 11:00 PM
Volunteer Activity Message

Date: Friday, November 13
Time: 6pm to 10pm
Ticket price: $35 (100% of monies to benefit Global WATER Brigades Nicaragua)
Four Seasons Hotel Miami
1435 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

Water Party MIA, an annual celebration in Miami raising funds to make a difference in the global water crisis.

Could you imagine literally dying of thirst?

It’s a common expression used when one is parched but truthfully for a large number of people around the world this is indeed their reality.

If you are from a developed country, chances are you don't spend too much time thinking about water -- it's everywhere you go. When you're thirsty, you flip a handle or push a button. When you’re dirty, you twist a shower knob. When your garden needs watering, when your pasta needs to be boiled -- water is just there for the taking, thankfully.

But for almost 700 million people on the planet, it's not. Millions of women and children have to walk hours each day to get water from muddy ponds and rivers. And much of that water is infested with bacteria, parasites, leeches and more.
The reality is that diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses. 90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are children under five years old. Many of these diseases are preventable. The WHO reports that over 3.6% of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply, sanitation, and hygiene.

Becoming aware of the Global Water Crisis a few years back a group of friends in Miami decided to jump into action to help do something about it albeit small… In 2011, WATER PARTY MIA was brought to life and given wings. The idea was simple bring together as many people as possible for a celebration that included drinks, food, music and more. Monies would be raised by charging a cover fee of $35, which was a direct donation to the group’s fundraising campaign page setup via the charity they were championing which addressed the global water crisis. By the end of their first Water Party MIA the group had raised $5,267 which would ultimately serve 263 people in need and be enough funds for one water well in Malawi, Africa.

Having said all that the group has continued its efforts year after year and has raised $34,216 in three years via its Annual Water Party MIA (Water Party MIA 2011 raised $5,267 and benefitted Malawi and Ethiopia, Water Party MIA 2012 raised $8,074 and benefitted Rwanda, Water Party MIA 2013 raised $10,833 and benefitted Cambodia and Water Party MIA 2014 raised $10,042 and benefitted Honduras) with no signs of slowing down. As they continue their efforts and desire to affect long lasting change for others without the most basic need – WATER the group continues its efforts year after year upping the ante with their annual WATER PARTY MIA.

It is the groups’ hope that year after year as Water Party MIA they’ll be able to say that they changed tomorrow today by making a difference in the global water crisis.

Our effort to bring Water Party MIA to life in our eyes is the most efficient conversion of money into love/hope available anywhere on the planet… we look forward to our annual Water Party MIA celebrations and to further our pursuit to bring fresh clean drinking WATER to our neighbors all around the world because, WATER CHANGES EVERYTHING!!!

Volunteer Goals

Program Goal: $0.00 / Airfare Goal: $0.00

Giuliana Rocha donated $25

Nov 15, 2015 06:54 PM

Julian uribe donated $300

Nov 13, 2015 06:21 PM

Jodi darren donated $40

Nov 13, 2015 06:11 PM

Robert declercq donated $40

Nov 13, 2015 05:29 PM

Emmanuel Cabrera Muniz donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 04:28 PM

valeria flores donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 04:05 PM

Marc Kremer donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 03:50 PM

Ana M Recalde donated $40

Nov 13, 2015 03:26 PM

Cynthia Morales donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 01:51 PM

Brenda Vega Ramirez donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 01:09 PM


Nov 13, 2015 08:11 AM

wendy tellez donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 08:09 AM

Angel Palacios donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 06:38 AM

Anonymous donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 03:30 AM

Robert DeClercq donated $70

Nov 12, 2015 07:52 PM

JOSEPH PEREZ donated $100

Saying "Great cause! "

Nov 12, 2015 12:06 PM

Lisa M Larroseaux donated $35

Nov 12, 2015 10:19 AM

Natalia Garcia donated $35

Nov 11, 2015 01:06 PM

Pablo Fuentes donated $35

Nov 11, 2015 12:43 PM

Lina galindo donated $35

Nov 11, 2015 07:02 AM

Jannett A Rodriguez donated $35

Nov 10, 2015 12:06 PM

maria p bona donated $70

Nov 09, 2015 09:18 AM

Patrica Martinez donated $70

Nov 05, 2015 12:25 PM


Nov 05, 2015 10:59 AM

Evangelina fuentes donated $35

Saying "Great cause"

Nov 03, 2015 06:51 PM

Julie Lucas donated $100

Saying "Thanks for all your efforts!!"

Nov 03, 2015 04:43 PM

stephanie hartmann donated $50

Nov 03, 2015 12:39 PM

Alejandro E Utrera donated $35

Nov 02, 2015 04:32 PM

Ana M Recalde donated $35

Nov 01, 2015 06:11 PM

Oriana Bafunno donated $35

Oct 27, 2015 07:15 AM

Juan Roa donated $35

Oct 27, 2015 06:48 AM

Anonymous donated $35

Oct 27, 2015 06:18 AM

Luke Burley donated $100

Saying "Good luck with this Brenda... Its a great cause."

Oct 25, 2015 02:26 PM

Joseph Gaglio donated $70

Oct 21, 2015 01:46 PM

Chris S Kilibarda donated $70

Oct 21, 2015 08:24 AM

Anonymous donated $35

Oct 20, 2015 01:31 AM

Caryn lubetsky donated $35

Saying "So proud of you Brenda!"

Oct 14, 2015 04:48 AM

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