Portland Global Initiatives

Portland Global Initiatives is a registered nonprofit with a mission to increase awareness about global water issues and lead the way in sustainably addressing both the issues, and the need. The group holds the annual fundraising events to raise funds to support global water projects. Each year an event is held in honor of UN World Water Day. The board formed in 2010 and gained their 501 (c) 3 status in January, 2011.

 Portland Global Initiatives (PGI) believes that everyone should have access to clean water.  Their annual Education for Portland’s fundraising event, Walk for Water, benefits nonprofit organizations dedicated to bringing clean water to needy communities throughout the world. Students will work collaboratively on marketing projects in support of this annual event.  Mark Stell, founder and executive director of PGI, states  “Approximately 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water, and each year, more than 2.2 million people in developing countries die from preventable diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene….”

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