Farrah Marin-Serralta

Coral Gables, FL

Passionate About:

Empowering the less fortunate so that their tomorrow is brighter; filled with attainable hopes and dreams.







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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

Eduardo Segovia donated $100

Saying "Tania and Farrah, we are proud to be part of such a generous family! The Segovias."

Nov 18, 2015 06:29 AM

Suset N Sanchez donated $35

Nov 14, 2015 11:44 AM

Claudia diaz donated $75

Nov 13, 2015 06:22 PM

Patricia fuerte donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 05:18 PM

Maria aguado donated $150

Nov 13, 2015 05:08 PM

Louis Jane donated $70

Nov 13, 2015 04:56 PM

Anonymous donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 04:48 PM

Edward Meneses donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 03:53 PM

Alejandra Nogales donated $40

Nov 13, 2015 01:57 PM

natalia escobar donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 01:51 PM

andrew marin donated $100

Saying "Awesome Cuz! Proud of you!"

Nov 13, 2015 01:21 PM

Gabriel Serrano donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 01:08 PM

Myriam Lorenzana donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 11:34 AM

Raquel Nogales donated $100

Nov 13, 2015 11:09 AM

jennifer osorio donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 08:36 AM


Nov 13, 2015 08:33 AM

Valeria Rodriguez donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 07:01 AM

Maria M Acevedo donated $35

Saying "Very proud of you Farrah! "

Nov 13, 2015 06:56 AM

Anonymous donated $35

Nov 13, 2015 06:26 AM

Dominique Chevallier donated $50

Nov 12, 2015 07:32 PM

XIN YUAN donated $35

Nov 12, 2015 07:07 PM

Marcelo Giordano donated $35

Nov 12, 2015 06:56 AM

Priscilla M Almeida donated $70

Nov 11, 2015 08:24 PM

Lauren Bonanno donated $70

Nov 11, 2015 06:35 PM

AFIFE VIDAL donated $50

Nov 11, 2015 06:14 PM

Eduardo J. Garriga donated $200

Saying "You continue to inspire everyone around you through actions. I am proud of your accomplishments and I'm sorry I won't be able to join this year. Surely next year I'll be there with Pili and Matias!!! good luck!"

Nov 11, 2015 10:09 AM

Claudia Diaz donated $40

Saying "Farrah, you are an inspiration!!! I feel blessed to be your friend!! "

Nov 11, 2015 09:33 AM

yara chaustre donated $70

Saying "Farrah, amazing job. congratulations. Yara"

Nov 11, 2015 07:40 AM

Barbara Gasaly donated $39

Nov 11, 2015 06:15 AM

vania giordano donated $35

Saying "So proud of everything you do for this great cause, Farrah... My Hero!"

Nov 10, 2015 06:57 AM

Karyn Goddard donated $70

Nov 10, 2015 01:31 AM

Laura Pessoa donated $70

Nov 09, 2015 10:46 AM

Farrah Marin donated $150

Nov 09, 2015 07:36 AM

kathleen marin-suarez donated $70

Saying "for Oscar and Kathleen Suarez"

Nov 08, 2015 06:38 AM

Idalmis Arias donated $35

Nov 06, 2015 08:23 AM

Grace Santamaria donated $70

Nov 05, 2015 08:01 AM

Jeniffer Da Silva donated $70

Saying "so proud to participate this year again! good luck with the event!"

Nov 03, 2015 10:13 AM

Jacqleen Marin donated $35

Oct 27, 2015 12:51 PM

candelaria izquierdo donated $35

Oct 19, 2015 07:09 AM

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