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Edge Outreach Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Health, Health Support, Youth Development - Religious Leadership

Mission: 'Empowering ordinary people to provide clean, safe water around the world.'

Geographic areas served: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, South America, North America

Programs: $3000 Water Treatment Solution for villages of 3,0000-5,0000 people. EDGE works with the village to design a mini-water treatment plant to meet the village needs, and trains village designated water specialists to operate and maintain the system.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been affiliated with EDGE for about 4 years now, and in all the time I have spent with non-profit organizations, never have I found one that does so much with so little. EDGE has assembled an incredibly caring, compassionate, and cause-driven group of employees and volunteers. Please support them as there are so many people dying from bad water. Thank you...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Edge is an absolutely amazing organization. I personally when with a group to Costa Rica, before the trip we had a day of water, health and culture training to go through as well as discussing what to pack. THey were extremely helpful and just about everything we learned that day came in handy. The schedule of the trip in Costa Rica ran extremely smoothly, we got a lot done, connected with the communities and we were safe at all times. Edge is a remarkable nonprofit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was first touched by Edge Outreach in 2007 when I attended a water training session. I immediatly saw the possibilities to help those in the world who did not have access to clean water and were suffering from water borne diseases. Our church planned and trained a group of (50) prople in Southern California and equipped them for (2) Water Outreach trips to Costa Rica led by Edge and another to Nicaragua where we installed a water purification system for approximately 2500-3000 people.

Edge is a wonderful organization that is very helpful with many experts from pump repair to community assessment, to hygiene, or any aspect of water purification and treatment. Their ministry is to make this a better world through the gift of clean water.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My first mission trip was with EDGE and I didnt know what to expect. It was such a fun, positive expirience and a great way to help others. After my first mission trip with EDGE i did another and had a great time again! I havnt been able to volunteer for edge in two years, but ill do other missions until i can work with EDGE again.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have found these folks to be the most singularly focused, most genuine group of people I have run into in my lifetime.

The passion with which they embrace bringing clean water to all parts of the world (Haiti, Costa Rica, India, many Arab countries, Africa, and South America via the USS Comfort navy ship) is unsurpassed.

While they desire to show God's love as a Christan group, they are in no way "stingy" with their resources and restrict their activities only to Christian groups. On the contrary, they are eager to show Christian love to groups of other faith backgrounds and have worked hand in hand with Muslim groups in Pakistan and elsewhere to meet the needs of all peoples, without respect to their faith traditions. To paraphrase thier mission ... "It is hard to evangelize to people's soul when they are dying daily due to the diseases carried in dirty water"

Jeffrey M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For me the work should be judged by the passion of its people! We've had the honor to work along side EDGE over the past few month's and I have yet to find any group as excited and driven as the EDGE team members! Each person their desire and hope for helping others is incredible! From shoe drives to water purification it is unbelievable!

You want candid? I believe that this organization will in its lifetime eradicate water issues globally.

Drive by their warehouse and ask for a tour, it'll change your life!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Community support and outreach, from Louisville to Haiti. I am happy to support a group of well-qualified and passionate people reach out into communities worldwide and bring influential change. Their Facebook page promotes people's involvement and acts as a message board of what can be done: clothing, funds, water...EDGE Outreach is of the most qualified stock and and professionalism and an incredible cause!

Board Member

Rating: 5

You will not find a more responsible, innovative, dedicated, caring and effective team than those leading and working the EDGE mission. The focus of the organization is clear and the execution of their work is truly exceptional. EDGE is the standard for getting the best possible results with precious and limited resources.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

EDGE OUTREACH has given my family and I tremendous opportunities to serve others with a love for Christ in a variety of ways. They always challenge me to look at our neighbors with compassion. They have given my children and I the tools and encouragement to go out in this world and know we can make a difference.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Edge outreach is awesome! I watched it blossom from a dream, to an a mere idea, to a reality! The guy that runs this organization is cooler than he knows! He has meant so much to me from a very young age! I would trust him with my life, my kids, and my everything! I only wish I had the chance to still know him! If you ever have the chance to be a part of this very cool organization, consider yourself blessed and forever changed! Five hundred stars!

John M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a UofL MBA student I had the chance go work with Mark, Dee Dee, and George too help look for ways to improve the Shoeman Water Project and Edge efforts. It was a truly amazing experience to get to see all of the ways that this truly inspiring group can take something as simple as our used shoes and turn it into something as important as clean water and health training. As a Certified Fraud Examiner one the concerns I always have with non-profits is the risk of extremely poor money management. However, what I saw with Edge is what they went every step of the way to make every cent count for the mission they have laid before themselves. The leadership in this group has a way of inspiring any and everyone they come into contact with, and it's for good reason. As I saw the innovative and new ways they were creating to clean up such a fundamental life need it convinced me that this was an organization that would truly be able to transition into a staple of service within not only Louisville, but every area of the world they get a chance to come into contact with. I saw them not only develop ways to clean the water, but ways to improve getting it out of the ground, storing it locally, transporting it long distances, and keeping it clean until use. They have created methods that in themselves would have a great small business opportunity for aspiring members of developing countries. The shaman water project. Is one way that this group is working to stabilize it,s funding throughout the year, and the ability to recognize this need is yet another reason this group is insuring their long term existence. Edge has such a great outpouring of support in times of crisis, that it could cause them to falter on this large undertaking they have choose, but The Shoe,an gives them an opportunity to not only generate a regular funding source, but also to allow all of us here without the ability to take a week away from work or make a large donation to find our own little way to help!