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Review for Operation Safe Drinking Water, Camarillo, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Operation Safe Drinking Water is an organization unlike any other within the non-profit field and represents a unique opportunity for individuals to truly make a difference within the lives of others. Based in Bocas Del Toro Panama, the organization works tirelessly to deliver food, medicine, and most importantly, safe drinking water systems to the indigenous people within the region.

Joe and Maribel Bass are pioneers in the fight against one of the greatest threats to human life within the world, unsafe drinking water. In my extensive work with the organization I have had chance to personally witness the level of passion, dedication, and compassion that drives the organization forward. Bocas Del Toro is more commonly known as a region where tourists and ex-pats alike venture to enjoy the Caribbean weather coupled with national geographic worthy scenery. Joe and Maribel, on the other hand, were drawn to the region for a higher calling. Living in small, eco-friendly home, the couple works day in and out to provide the community with the basic resources of life that they so desperately need. Alongside their small staff of locals, they actively locate the various schools and villages within the region that are in need of clean water. But aside from these factors, one of the more definitive elements of Operation Safe Drinking Water is how the organization is funded. As it continually becomes more commonplace to find "charitable organizations" using as much as 50% of its donations to pay salaries, people are becoming unsure where their money is going and whether it is actually being used to make a difference. With Operation Safe Drinking Water this is NOT the case. As a member of the Operation Safe Drinking Water staff I have seen the inner workings of the organization, and just like the president and founder of the organization, I received no salary. 100% of the funding goes to the people who so desperately need it, as it should with a true charity. This provides a sense of confidence unmatched within the field and ensures that your donation is used for the purpose you intended.

Ultimately, if you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference within the world, to change the lives of others, or even to take a break from the rigors of urban life – Operation Safe Drinking Water is the organization to seriously look into. Operation Safe Drinking Water is an organization where the president works alongside volunteers, where people have the chance to look into the eyes of the men, women, and children they are helping, and ultimately where lives are changed. Any amount of effort, whether via donation or volunteering, directly changes lives; the only question is, how many would you like to save today?

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

as a result of my volunteer work with the organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help get the more funding so that we can make a larger impact within the community and ensure that the organization continues on into the future.

Role:  Volunteer & plan to take on the position of Director of Operations with the organization in the near future.

Thanks Josh, Your leadership was an inspiration to us all on your work-visit to us. We look forward to your soon and long-term return

Thanks Josh, Your leadership was an inspiration to us all on your work-visit to us. We look forward to your soon and long-term return

Thanks, Josh, Your work and efforts brought a lot of help to many people. We look forward to welcoming you back!