ATLANTA, GA, February 19, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Water@Work Ministry is an organization on a mission - to create sustainable, life-giving clean water solutions for communities in the poor, rural regions of the Dominican Republic. And there are several key components of Water@Work's operational plans that help to support their sustainability goal that makes their efforts rather unique. These components include:
• Reliable equipment that has long-term capabilities
• Local support from Dominican churches
• Low cost revenue model to support maintenance
But in addition to all of the above items, Water@Work's commitment to the communities is being further demonstrated by team staffing - both in the US and in the DR. Over the last year, the local Dominican Republic Water@Work team staff, led by John Bearden of Bearden Ministries, has grown to primarily focus on construction related capabilities. They have stayed busy with community pre-construction assessments, construction, and the set-up of the water sales business through over two dozen local churches over the last 18 months.
Gary Jones Joins Team to Assist in Sustainability Initiative
As of January 1, 2014, Water@Work has officially added a Sustainability Coordinator position to the staff in order to assist with the monitoring of the ongoing success of the installed facilities.
To fill that new role, Gary Jones has officially joined Water@Work Ministry. Within that role, he will be responsible for tracking the success metrics of all our installations and helping to ensure their ongoing sustainability.
"We are thrilled that Gary is joining us in this new role." says Patrick Borders, Executive Director of Water@Work." He has already gained significant experience working for W@W in local communities in the Dominican Republic to understand their needs and the elements that lead to a successful clean water program."
Some may already know Gary in his former role as Water@Work's very first "Intern" during the 2013 summer season. He had committed over four months of his time and resources to give to this effort.
Borders add, "Now he will be creating the US-based position of Sustainability Coordinator. Gary is the perfect person to fill this role, as he is intelligent, tenacious, and mostly importantly, has a deep compassion for the people he is serving."
Gary is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona, Tucson with a degree in Soil, Water and Environmental Science.
ABOUT WATER@WORK MINISTRY
Water@Work Ministry is a 501c3 organization that was founded in 2011. Led by a unique group of Christian business leaders, the organization is focused on tackling the challenge of bringing life-saving clean water to developing countries. Through a variety of talents and business experiences, they collaborate to develop creative solutions that address the water crisis in the long-term and in a way that fosters dignity and self-sufficiency.
A Steering Committee manages the organization at the executive level, guiding a network of US volunteers, in-country members, and missionary partners, that includes (but is not limited to) Bearden Ministries, Foundation for Peace and SCORE Int'l.
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