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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

FACE Africa to honor Ethos Water's Peter Thum at Clean Water Gala

For Immediate Release - March 2010

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FACE Africa to honor Ethos Water's Peter Thum at Clean Water Gala

March 20 event at the Taj Boston attracts international participation

BOSTON—In its aim to address critical needs in Liberia, FACE Africa—a Boston, MA-based nonprofit organization launched in 2007 by Liberian born Saran Kaba Jones—will host its First Annual Gala: A Clean Water Benefit. The Benefit will be held on Saturday, March 20th at the Taj Boston and will honor Peter Thum, founder of Ethos Water and former Vice President at Starbucks.

As one of FACE Africa’s four key programs, safe drinking water and basic sanitation remains a large problem in communities in Liberia where water borne diseases are prevalent. The organization hopes to raise money to fund water and sanitation projects so that clean water will become a reality rather than a dream in a country in great need. Gala participants include the Liberian Ambassador to the United States M. Nathaniel Barnes, former NBA Star Dikembe Mutombo, and record producer Russell Simmons.

“We are extremely proud to be a part of the global effort to tackle the water and sanitation problem which affects more than 1 billion people worldwide,” says Ms. Kaba Jones. “By hosting this Gala, our hope is to increase access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation practices in Liberia and beyond.”

The gala will be hosted by Boston’s 7News Reporter Michelle Relerford and will include a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and entertainment. A portion of the proceeds will from the evening will benefit Partners In Health's Haiti Relief Efforts.

Please contact FACE Africa at (617) 237-0380 or gala@faceafrica.org with any questions on how you can become a part of this inspirational event.


About FACE Africa
FACE Africa is a nonprofit organization that works to identify and deliver innovative and effective programs and solutions to communities in Africa. The organization supports programs that address rural issues affecting women and children in four key areas: water and sanitation, education and training, health and nutrition and economic empowerment. Their initial and primary focus is Liberia, a country emerging from a long and devastating civil war, with plans to expand operations to other countries with similar challenges and needs. For more information, visit www.faceafrica.org.

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