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Feb 12, 2009
Portland Twestival
Goodfoot Pub

Twestival is a global coordinated fundraising effort for charity:water. The goal is to have as many cities around the world on February 12, 2009, have events to gather people to have fun, raise awareness, and raise funds for charity:water.

By rallying together globally, under short timescales, for a single aim on the same day, the Twestival hopes to bring awareness to this global crisis. charity: water is a non profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations by funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need.

Right now 1.1 billion people on the planet don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water. That’s one in six of us. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Many communities in developing nations often have a plentiful supply of clean drinking water just below the ground, but no way to get to it.