Water Mission is a Charleston-based water filtration non-profit that provides self-sustaining clean water projects to communities worldwide. We first heard about this non-profit when we lived in Augusta, GA and we have been blessed to be able to support them for the last 5 years. We structured Summer House so that a portion of our agent's commissions that come back to the company are set aside to go straight to Water Mission and we present them a check annually.
Every year we set a goal for Summer House- this year our goal was $50,000- we not only met our goal, we exceeded it and delegated the overage to local non-profits. As a team-building and eye-opening experience, we travel with the Summer House family every spring to Charleston to get an update from the company, learn how the filtration systems are made and how the hard work from our team and business from our clients impact those in need worldwide. Our favorite part is meeting with the founder and presenting a larger and larger check each year.
Summer House believes that when you work with the mentality that it is not about you, but about others, you will always be successful and have an energy and joy knowing that your work goes further. Anyone can start a business, but to create a movement that impacts the world in such a big way, from our small town, it's priceless. In 2019, our team's generation of funds have clean water to a village of over 6,000 people. That's so exciting! The more we grow, the more we can give back. We look for people with the same vision to be a member of our team.
Water Mission keeps us updated on the projects that we sponsor with videos and photos from their group. We keep those in the office as a reminder that their work goes further. Watching our team's faces as we watch the video is so rewarding- it usually brings most to tears and creates such a positive work environment. When women and children had to walk long and dangerous distances to get any type of water, now they can go to the hub right in the middle of town and have fresh, clean water that they are proud of as a community.