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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: To provide water filtration devices to people lacking clean water

Programs: Distributed water filtration devices to locations primarily in africa and asia

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Elizabeth B.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Water4Life Ministry is the best charity I have ever donated to. Rudy and his team are some of the most genuinely caring and hard working people out there. You just know that you are really making a difference in the world when you get involved with this organization. They are on a mission to save lives and I am more than proud to be a tiny part of accomplishing this with my donations. Thank you W4LM!!

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1 Elvira G.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been donating to Water 4 Life Ministry for a while now, they are such an amazing organization with a beautiful cause. Rudy and W4LM are truly saving lives!

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Don_42

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As of this writing in Sept. 2015, we at Filter of Hope have seen God's amazing hand on Rudy Shaffer and Water4Life. My experience working with Rudy and Water4Life Ministry has been the greatest ministry partner we have ever had. We have been supplying water filters to Rudy for a few years and have seen him take them all over the world, providing clean water to thousands of lives. Water4Life works to raise funds to sponsor filters to provide to partner organizations free of charge in several countries. Heaven will only tell how many thousands of lives have been saved, changed, and make heaven their home as a result of Rudy's work.
In my role at Filter of Hope, I have the privilege of working with many missions organizations, and water ministries in particular. Without question Rudy and Water 4 Life Ministry is the premier model for what can be accomplished when a man follows God's leading for his life. This is a first class ministry that is truly changing the world. If you are considering partnering with Water4Life, I would love to share with you our experience of how wonderful they are to work with, and can assure you that your funds and efforts could not go to a better partner.
Feel free to contact me at don@filterofhope.org.
Sincerely
Don Johnson
Director of Ministry Partnerships

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Donor

Rating: 4

Water 4 Life Ministry is truly dedicated to getting clean water to children around the world. This is a wonderful organization that works tirelessly on fulfilling its mission and has made extraordinary headway in the fight for clean water in some of the most remote areas of the world. Water 4 Life Ministry works with excellent partners on the ground in the different countries, ensuring that their work is carried on even when they leave.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been an incredible blessing to be a part of Water4Life Ministry for the past 3 years. My main involvement has been to help with our annual fundraising event in San Diego. It is an honor and pleasure to know and work with Rudy, the founder of Water4LifeMinistry. His steadfast commitment to personally bring water filters or to ship them to our various partners in 16 countries never ceases to amaze me. It always touches my heart and brings tears to my eyes see the thankful, beautiful smiles of the children, families and villages who receive them. Water borne diseases and death especially in precious babies and children are being prevented through the safe and clean water these relatively inexpensive filters provide. Please consider getting involved with this lifesaving organization and/or making a donation.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been involved with Water4Life Ministry for over 3 years, having worked closely with it's founder, Rudy. He is genuine in his desire to bring safe, clean drinking water to children and families around the globe. He has personally taken many trips to distribute these amazing filters, which have saved the lives of children, as well as prevented many diseases, within entire villages. That such small filter can do this, is truly noteworthy. I've seen numerous photos of villages who have received this filter. It always touches my heart to see smiling faces and joyful eyes; ever thankful for the gift of health- and life, that the filters have brought them.
Rudy has been tireless in his effort to raise funds to support this non-profit organization, and continue to help the countless people in dire need of clean, safe drinking water.

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1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm extremely happy to be able to add my comments since joining Rudy just two months ago here in San Diego. I've seen first hand the amazing work that Water4Life Ministry is doing in the world to help save children from sickness and death because mother's have no other choice but to feed their babies and small children contaminated water. Rudy's heart for children is amazing and I'm proud to be part of his effort to bring safe drinking water to the suffering in the world and I plan on going on the next mission trip in Jan of 2016 to distribute our life saving water filters to the suffering in Thailand and Nepal.

Thank You
JON L.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a modest donor for about 2 years now to this clean water charity, and I still feel that Water 4 Life is one of the best charities around. The work they are doing is so basic, essential, and obviously life-saving. Dirty water is probably the number one killer of children worldwide. Water 4 Life is getting just enough clean water to just the right people - those desperately in need of it. I'm truly thankful Water 4 Life exists, and as it grows it is becoming a powerful force and saving thousands of childrens' lives. Another thing I like about this organization is that it only takes a little bit of a donation to make a huge difference in several peoples' lives- one $50 water filter can provide a whole family with water for the rest of their LIVES!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the extreme honor of knowing Rudy (for almost eight years) who started Water for Life MInistry. He has tirelessly put his time, effort and money into launching Water 4 Life Ministry which now touches lives in a dozen countries throughout the world. I am so proud to have worked with Rudy and Water 4 Life MInsitry raising money and awareness to send water filters to many countries around the world. I love the fact that the majority of the money raised goes to purchasing filters that save children from dying a terrible death. Hundreds and hundreds of families have been touched by this wonderful ministry. It is not only giving precious clean water but sharing the love of God as well. I am so blessed to be assciated with this wonderful ministry.

Live with passion, Mark Gilewicz (markgilewicz@gmail.com)

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Donor

Rating: 5

It is with great honor that I am writing this review as a repeat donor for Water 4 Life! It is thrilling to open my email box and view videos that are sent on a regular basis. A picture is worth a thousand words. These videos depict how donor monies are buying water filters and are being placed around the globe. My heart is warmed as it becomes apparent that many of these families and villages are experiencing for the first time....pure clean water. Life giving water that brings smiles and new hopes for a better healthier life is displayed on a multitude of precious faces.

For many years my heart was to partner with ministries that provided water wells to water deficient villages. I have always believe that everyone on the planet deserves clean water to drink. During these many years of donating to drill water wells, I never knew that a large percentage of these wells would quickly become contaminated. Wow! That's where Water 4 Life is able to pick up the slack. Water filters are desperately needed!

I became acquainted with Water 4 Life through my sister Terri (Marketing Director for Water 4 Life).
I was visiting San Diego, met Rudy Stafford and volunteered to assist my sis for their yearly fund raiser. What an evening of delight to see first hand an organization that has vision and passion, arms and legs, reaching into the lives of dying children and their families. To learn that even the sex trafficking of children is suppressed by providing these amazing water filters. How could I not get on board!

In the last year it has been my privilege to trump Water 4 Life right here in my little community of Prescott Arizona. My church has now become aware of this ministry and are sending filters out with their ministry teams. I have been able to help raise additional financial support through another in- home fund raiser. If I can be a "connecting bridge" in Arizona, please feel free to contact me through email. diannelb3@gmail.com

Dianne Beebe....Donor and Water 4 Life messenger

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Water 4 Life does an incredible job fulfilling their vision to provide clean safe drinking water to children and families around the world. I've personally distributed filters throughout South East Asia that this organization has provided. I've seen children and even elderly people drink clean water for the first time in their life from filters that they have provided.

Water 4 Life is saving lives and changing lives by providing something that so many of us take for granted. Because of these filters, families are staying healthier, and children are being afforded a better opportunity to live successful lives.

Many areas we distribute this filters, they suffer from a high risk of children being trafficked. Families that have members becoming sick are at the highest risk. Most of the family members become ill due to the diseased water they drink. By keeping the family unit healthy and strong, it lowers the risk of children being drawn into various forms of trafficking.

Water 4 Life is a wonderful organization that is truly making a difference around the world. I holy recommend partnership with them!

Blessings,
Mark

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The last year i had the privilege of partnering with water 4 life to bring water filters to the country of Morocco. They heard our needs and did everything they could to provide as many water filters as they could. This ministry is working hard to provide safe water to the world. Great organization with a great heart.

Jacob Meyer
1040i.org

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a charter board member of Water 4 Life Ministry. I joined when my good friend and business colleague of several decades, Rudy Shaffer asked me to help him with this charity's mission, that being to raise fund to purchase and give away water filtration systems to faith based organizations around the world, serving impoverished, third world communities and their families, unable to find reliable, disease free water to serve the needs of their people. Clean, disease free water is a basic human need. thousands of children die every day for lack of that vitally important resource. Our goal is to take on the task of addressing that need by providing those filters through our fund raising efforts. Rudy's passion towards meeting that objective is boundless and inspirational. We......you and I.....can make this objective a reality, through our efforts. We seek corporate and individual donations. We ask you to spread the word of our good work. Thank you and God bless you.

Tony DeVico
Board Member

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

To date Water 4 Life Ministry has donated over 600 water filters to numerous NGO's doing a
wide variety of admirable work all over the world. It's impossible to
know the exact number of people those filters are helping but I can
confidently say that thousands of families are benefitting every day
from your generosity.

It has been such a pleasure working with your organization. It really
makes my job more enjoyable in fact. As the manufacturer of the
filters, we get asked on a regular basis for donations. Though we wish
we could give all the filters away, we simply cannot comply with all
the requests we get. We are a business and need to make a profit to
cover overhead, pay for continued research and inovation, as well as
the rising cost of raw materials etc.

Thanks to Water 4 Life Ministry, these organizations that come to us
with a need but no means don't have to walk away discouraged. If I
find the organization is reputable and their cause worthy, I get the
privilege of introducing them to Rudy and W4L. Now, instead of saying "no,
sorry we can't", I get to say "no, sorry we can't, BUT I do know
someone that may be able to help you".

Thanks Water 4 Life Ministry for all the amazing work you are doing to save lives!

Amy Stead
Sawyer Products
www.sawyer.com

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Water 4 Life Ministry provides the gift of clean water to those in countries across the world in need of this precious gift. I have known of their work for more than a year and have provided technical assistance as needed on some of their projects. Their founder, Rudy Shaffer, has a Christian heart for the water needs of the world and truly understands the benefits of clean water. He has blessed many with the gift of clean water. Rudy has excellent business organizational skills and operates his nonprofit in a very efficient manner.

Mike Turvey, Founder, Flowing Streams Ministries, www.flowingstreamsministries.org (6/26/13)

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