2016 - Uganda, Africa - (Andrew and Terry Banman / Children Arise)
2016 - Victoria, BC - Living Edge
Living edge demonstrates compassion for the needs of the homeless and the marginalized in Victoria, BC.
2015 - Victoria, BC - Extreme Outreach - Super kids camp sponsorship
Extreme Outreach Society is a local nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of children and families in the Greater Victoria community.
2014 - Santa Pancha Nicaragua - Kings Ransom Foundation
Bono said it well when he challenged us with this....
"Africa is a continent in flames. Deep down if we really accepted that it's people were equal to us we would all do more to put the fire out. We are standing around with watering cans and what we really need is the fire brigade." -Bono
Although Bono was talking about Africa in his statement, we believe this is a picture of North America and our position on poverty in the world. In a country where we have been given so much opportunity and wealth, what are we doing with it?
We have been personally challenged to do more, to make a difference in the world, specifically to care for the poor, the orphans and the widows. Will you join us in making a difference? Will you join "the fire brigade"?
It only takes $5,200 to build a new home for a family in Nicaragua. We will match the first $1000 that comes in so you can double your money!!! We challenge you to invite 10 friends to join us in this mission. Make your journey count!
LET'S GET OUR FIRST HOUSE BUILT this March!
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Imagine living in a decrepit, unsafe hovel made from waste material on top of old mining tunnels that could explode and sink any moment. Imagine having no water to drink, no safe place to raise your children, no food or clean water to give your starving baby. Imagine your children never learning to read because they have to drop out of school to support your family. Imagine living in constant fear that your “home” will one day be destroyed.
Wade Roberts Plumbing, Kings Ransom Foundation, Dani Johnson and Food For the Poor have partnered to build 1,000 homes in Nicaragua. Right now there are 310 "homes" in terrible risk built on top of hollow ground. There are 310 families living in terror every day on top of an old mine. 310 familes have been pushed out to the edge of society to dangerous land with no water, where nothing grows. They have been pushed away and left to die.
Every 6 hours an active section of the mine is blown with dynamite causing these homes to shake. These families live in torment every day that their home and children will be swallowed up into the earth, just like the pregnant mother who was swallowed up with her unborn child when their house was destroyed. They have to choose every day which of their children to feed and see no hope of a future.
The government in Nicaragua has stepped up to donate the land and $3,200 per home we build, we just need to provide the rest. We were given the option to build these families small homes with outdoor bathrooms but we would not settle for anything less than a safe home with clean water, an indoor kitchen, bathroom and laundry room, and a sustainable chicken coup for each family. Each village will also get a community center where the women will learn to sew and maintain their chicken business so they can provide and sustain this new life for their families.
For only $5,200 we can give a family there dignity back. We can give them a safe place to live, clean water, food, a business and a future. For only $5,200 we can save a family's life.
2011 - Belmopan, Belize King's Children Home
In 2011, Wade Roberts Plumbing partnered with King's Ransom Foundation to help build an orphanage in BELIZE for the King's Children's Home. Building relationships with a group of amazing kids who have overcome unbelievable circumstances is at the heart of this mission. The Roberts family went to Belize in June of 2011 to connect with this organization personally and lay the foundation for the project. They are honored to work alongside other entrepreneurs from all over the world to see these kids in a home that is safe, and to provide more room for more children to be a part of an amazing family.
Mrs. Leonie Herrera-Gillham is the founder and active Director of KCH. The King's Children Home is a private, non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping and providing residential care for children in difficult circumstances regardless of their social status, culture, race or religious belief. They are committed to assisting children become healthy, education and productive citizens. They are located on the outskirts of Belmopan, Belize. If you or anyone you know would like to donate to this project, please contact Wade direct.
Wade Roberts knows the value of clean water.
“In my 20's, I travelled extensively for a year in Asia, to countries where you can't even trust the quality of the bottled water. I fell in love with India in particular and the incredible people that I met on my journey. As a plumber, I saw the terrible conditions that people were living in, and I wanted to do something to make a difference in their villages. I saw that these people desperately need clean drinking water, and the education to teach them how to deal with the issues they face. Because of my experience overseas, I am passionate about helping out this situation of astronomical proportions. I want my work here in Canada to have a direct impact in Asia, making a difference in their quality and length of life. I do not take my birthplace for granted and I will use my freedom to work hard for people who do not have the opportunity that we have in North America.” – Wade Roberts.
2008 - GFA Biosand Water Filter Project
In 2008, we partnered with GFA's BioSand Water Filter projects, to provide access to safe drinking water through household BioSand Water Filters: an adaption of a slow-sand filtration system that was developed by a former professor from the University of Calgary, Dr. David Manz.
These filters remove water-borne bacteria, viruses, protozoa and many other organisms that can cause diseases such as Cholera, Typhoid Fever and Amoebic Dysentery. These filters also strain out particles and organic matter that can cause cloudy water, unpleasant taste, color and odor. But almost more importantly, they provide hope and life to thousands of villages throughout the 3rd world. We are excited about this opportunity and invite you to join us, for more information about how you can help please contact us.