Gazelle Foundation co-founders Gilbert Tuhabonye and Peter Rauch with Taylor Ellison of CBS Austin’s We Are Austin show on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, talking about the simple beauty of helping others. How families in Burundi used to constantly get sick, but not anymore thanks to work of the Gazelle Foundation. Gilbert Tuhabonye and Peter Rauch tell us how we can all be a part of this important work. Watch Clean Water Clear futures click on the image below.
Join the Gazelle Foundation at the Spring For The Water event mentioned during Tuesday’s broadcast.
On April 30th at the Gazelle Foundation’s annual fundraising event Spring For The Water will celebrate 25 years of gratitude for life and clean water with Gilbert Tuhabonye. And recognize several of the key people behind the Gazelle Foundation’s success: philanthropists DK, Mike and Kley Reynolds, will accept the Peter Rauch World Changer Award.
Chikage Windler, Chief Meteorologist, CBS Austin will emcee the evening. Ticket includes cocktails, dinner, and award ceremony at the Hyatt-Regency Foothills Ballroom, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. You can purchase individual, group and corporate tickets to Spring For The Water.
Please consider joining the foundation’s efforts to give clean water to people in Burundi because their survival is in our hands. You can purchase individual, group and corporate tickets to Spring For The Water.
For 25 years, Gilbert Tuhabonye has embraced a life of joy and forgiveness. For Gilbert, the burn scars on his body remain a daily reminder of surviving the horrific genocide in 1993. For the people who know him, Gilbert embodies the power of optimism and perseverance.
In response to Gilbert’s story, the Gazelle Foundation for the water was created to bring a sense of hope and transformation to the people of Burundi through access to life-saving clean water. 49 and counting water systems have been built. Over 98,000 people in Burundi, Africa now have daily access to clean water. Families in Burundi are healthier, sanitation and hygiene are boosted, and the risk of water-borne infectious diseases are reduced. Rather than spending hours collecting water, kids get more time to attend school. And people can work and earn money.
The combination of health, income, and education begin to reverse a cycle of poverty. Access to clean water creates new opportunities and changes the trajectory of every person in the community.
To purchase tickets or donate or learn more about Spring For The Water event, click here.