What is a Fresh Water Friends® team?
A Fresh Water Friends® Team is any group of people of any size that wishes to buy a water well. Simply put, a FWF Team is a group of friends that collectively donates to buy a well together. Team members usually live in the same area, but they don’t have to. When the well is finished, your Team will get a Well Report with Pictures.
Of course, you don’t have to be on a Team in order to donate. You will still receive the Well Report and Pictures.
Who Can Be On a Team?
Anyone can be on a Team. A Team can be:
- A family
- A group of friends
- A civic group or club
- A business or a foundation
- A school or institution
- Any other group you can imagine
How Does It Work?
Donate → Communicate → Celebrate!
Each Team is led by a “Team Leader” who invites their friends to join in purchasing their own water wells. Team members participate by:
1. Donating: People are invited to “Give any amount, at least once a year, and join the Team!” This could easily be repeated every year!
2. Communicating: When the well is finished, all Team members will receive a Well Report and Pictures of the well with a Well Plaque showing the name of their Team.
3. Celebrating: Every Team is encouraged to celebrate together once a year.
We like to say, “Join a Team by giving any amount at least once a year.”
It’s easy when everyone on the Team contributes to buy their own well. The more people on your Team, the lower the cost. And if everyone on your Team gives at least once a year, then you can buy a well every year! Everybody wins!
Can I start a team?
Yes! Please contact the director, Steve Surprenant, to learn about starting your own FWF Team! There might be one near you. We have many FWF Teams, some are listed below:
- East Orlando, FL
- Wilmington, NC
- Adirondacks, NY
- Affirmation, NY
- Agape Water
- GFC, NY
- Loudonville, NY
- Niskayuna High School
- Orchard Park, NY
- Rise India, NY
- Rochester, NY
- Schenectady, NY
- Syracuse Healing Rm, NY
- Wells College, NY
- Snyder, VA
Ready to find out more?
Contact us for more information on how you can be part of a team today. Send us an email to: email@example.com, and we'll send you helpful information on how easy and fun it is to start your own Fresh Water Friends® team.