Teams raise funds to provide safe drinking water year-round
Employees of DATAMARK, a global provider of Business Process Services (BPS) and Contact Center Services, recently teamed up with Water Mission to provide safe drinking water for a community in Xanil, Chiapas Mexico. Water Mission is a Christian engineering nonprofit ministry that builds sustainable safe water solutions in developing countries and disaster areas. For this particular effort, the fundraising activity’s main purpose was to facilitate the construction of a water pump and pipeline to reach a supplementary water source to sustain year-round safe water for drinking and household use to about 2,200 inhabitants of this region. This population is 100% indigenous and suffers a constant struggle for safe water access.
Employees of multiple DATAMARK operational facilities competed to raise money by establishing teams and coordinating fundraisers such as taco sales, enchilada sales, flauta sales, and pizza lunches, which generated an overwhelming amount of funds, exceeding the target dollar amount for the event.
The money collected will be directly used to provide the clean water system and individual household latrines for life. Additionally, 4 top-fundraising employees from DATAMARK will travel to Xanil to personally build one of the new latrines alongside a team from Water Mission that is currently stationed in Chiapas.
Administrative SupportManager, Michelle Hayes, proudly shared, “We are so encouraged by the teams’ philanthropic spirit to give back. They went far beyond our expectations and we now look forward to the team of four making the trip to Xanil and giving back by participating in the construction of the latrine.”