LATEST CDWT NEWS
FIRST ANNUAL SUPPORTERS APPRECIATION EVENT and AWARD FROM ALLSTATE INSURANCEON June 8, 2019, CDWT held our first annual Supporters Appreciation Event. The event was co-hosted with ALLSTATE INSURANCE at the SFWMD Headquarters. During the 4 hour event CDWT received a $5,000 giant check presented by managers from ALLSTATE regional offices! These funds will immediately go towards our Nepal and Honduras water projects. There was a 15 minute slideshow presentation showing results from our projects, a meet and greet with the CDWT Board Members, a hands-on demo with our water pumps and water filters, a guided nature walk with an Everglades biologist where we spot birds, lizards and native plants. There was a ram pump demo, water origami activities for the kids and drinks and snacks. It was a fun time and a chance for us to THANK our supporters in-person. We hope to continue doing this each year. THANK YOU to everyone who have supported and encouraged us throughout the past year!
RECENT PROJECT and ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES6/8/2019 - Received $5,000 grant from ALLSTATE INSURANCE at the First Annual CDWT Donors Appreciation Event 5/31/2019 - Presented to students from the IHE Water Professionals Program, Delft University 5/23/2019 - Wired first payment ($4,600) to Besi Kateri, Nepal.
5/19/2019 - Started construction on Besi Kateri, Nepal water system project.
5/19/2019 - Completed Honduras, Our Little Roses, water filter project
5/16/2019 - Departed for Honduras water filter project.
5/6/2019 - Selected as top charity at 100PalmBeach presentation.
4/26/2019 - Selected as an Allstate Insurance supported non-profit charity.
4/19/2019 - Formed partnership with VIQUA LLC
4/15/2019 - Filed IRS 990EZtax return
4/9/2019 - Received thank you letter from Nepali government
4/15/2019 - Initiated $3,810 waterfilter shipment to Nepal.
3/19/2019 - Invited to present to 100PalmBeach on May 6th
3/19/2019 - Received photos of Nepal computers in use
3/12/2019 - Filed Sunbiz incorporation renewal for 2019
3/1/2019 - Applied for grant from 100PalmBeach
2/19/2019 - Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors
2/15/2019 - Applied for a grant from NetworkForGood
1/28/2019 - Completed Cuba water project
1/21/2019 - Received $1,500 funding from Bethesda-by-the-Sea
1/7/2019 - Received $3,000 funding from St David's Wayne, PA
12/13/2018- Raised $9,868 at the SFWMD Silent Auction
12/12/2018 - Raised $102 at Okeechobee FS raffle
12/6/2018 - Raised $466 at Accomplice Brewery and Ciderworks brew event
12/5/2018 - Raised $84 at BCB FS Lunch and Learn and pop-up shop.
11/29/2018 - Raised $194 at FOC Lunch and Learn and pop-up shop.
11/28/2018 - Raised $100 from Clewiston FS raffle.
11/27/2018 - Raised $246 at St Cloud FS Brunch and Learn and pop-up shop.
11/26/2018 - Raised $261 at Okeechobee FS Brunch and Learn and pop-up shop.
11/15/2018 - Raised $60 at SFWMD HQ Lunch and Learn.
11/15/2018 - Raised $253 at the SFWMD FT Lauderdale F.S. drinking water presentation and pop-up shop.
11/12/2018 - Completed Nepal 2018 water project
11/1/2018 - Raised $261 at the WRAC bake sale at SFWMD HQ.
10/31/2018 - Raised $1,020 at the annual SFWMD Hydro-Data fundraiser.
10/30/2018 - Celebrated water projects and computer projects with communities in Kabilash, Korthok, Dhokra Bari Nepal.
10/27/2018 - Departed for 2018 Nepal project and tour with a group of 8 people.
10/22/2018 - Received (30) LIFESAVER water filters from customs in Kathmandu.
10/18/2018 - Activated our annual ESRI Geographic Information Systems (GIS) license
10/11/2018 - Raised $457 at SFWMD Drinking Water Expo, pop-up shop and bake sale
10/4/2018 - Raised $755 at SFWMD Employee Committee Bake Sale
10/3/2018 - Initiated shipment of (30) water filters to KTM
9/23/2018 - Nepal travel team meeting
9/14/2018 - Fundraiser announcement by SFWMD Governing Board Sponsor, Brandon Tucker
8/30/2018 - Presented at SFWMD Operations & Maintenance Mangers Meeting
8/16/2018 - Hydrodata Pizza lunch fundraiser
8/6/2018 - Presented to SFWMD executive committee
7/17/2018 - Setup SQUARE point of sale credit card processing account
7/9/2018 -Completed Honduras water filter system project
7/2/2018 - Departed for San Pedro Sula, Honduras water filter project.
6/20/2018 - Received water filter system for Honduras from Atlantic Filter, paid for by Bethesda-by-the-Sea.
6/19/2018 - Received personal use water filters for Honduras from LIFESAVER, including extra donated items.
6/17/2018 - Received funding support from The Brothers of St. Andrews, Boynton Beach Chapter
6/13/2018 - Formed association with LIFESAVER Ltd
5/29/2018 - Completed Cuba water filter project
5/25/2018 - Departed for Cuba water filter project
5/14/2018 - Selected as SFWMD Employee Committee Charity of the Year
5/14/2018 - Received funding support for Cuba from St. David's Church, Wayne, PA
5/10/2018 - Purchased final pieces and fittings for Cuba water filter systems.
5/7/2018 - Received water filter units for Cuba from Atlantic Filter.
5/4/2018 - Received FL sales tax certificate.
4/19/2018 - Placed order for (4) water filter systems for Cuba.
3/26/2018 - Booked trip for Cuba
3/26/2018 - Listing on Smile.Amazon.com
3/22/2018 - Confirmed reservations for Cuba
3/20/2018 - Booked flights for Nepal
3/15/2018 - Guidestar Bronze level charity
3/12/2018 - Filed Sunbiz incorporation renewal for 2018
3/12/2018 - Filed IRS 990-N postcard, we now show on the IRS non-profit charity finder.
3/2/2018 - Submitted request for Cuba travel visas (13 travelers)
3/1/2018 - CDWT Presentation to Ameriprise investor group
2/26/2018 - Board Meeting 2/20/2018 - Cuba Lunch and Learn presentation at SFWMD
2/16/2018 - Phone call with Aldon-chem discussing design of a custom water test kit.
2/10/2018 - First fund raiser, raised $1,533 at Fat Bastards House Party.
2/10/2018 - Completed first project, Cuba water filter project
2/2/2018 - Departed for Cuba water filter project.
1/30/2018 - Ordered business cards.
1/29/2018 - Received first online donation!
1/27/2018 - Made facebook and social-media announcements, party on Feb 10th
1/26/2018 - Registered with PAYPAL for online donations and credit card processing.
1/25/2018 - Opened bank account
1/23/2018 - 501(c)(3) APPROVAL, effective 11/27/2017!
1/20/2018 - Federal government shutdown could delay approval of our IRS 501(c)(3) application.
1/18/2018 - Held board meeting. Bob, Rick and Madhav reviewed the financial report, website, cuba project, partnerships, and plans for Nepal travel opportunity.
1/11/2018 - Contacted the IRS to inquire about the status of our 501(c)(3) filing - it is in process. The average turn around is 90-days.
1/8/2018 - Purchased GPS and water test kits for Cuba project.
12/16/2017 - Registered additional domain cdwt.org
12/15/2017 - Created draft business cards
12/8/2017 - Received IRS EIN number 82-3636663 and filed IRS form 2013-EZ, registering as charity non-profit 501(c)(3).
11/27/2017 - Registered facebook group Clean Drinking Water Team, Dropbox, Flickr account, youtube channel.
11/27/2017 - Registered as a FL non-profit corporation. Clean Drinking Water Team, Inc.
11/21/2017 - Selected name and launched website for www.cleandrinkingwaterteam.org