LATEST CDWT NEWS

Third Project in Cuba Completed

On January 28th we returned form our 3rd visit to Cuba where we installed another 3 water filter systems. We teamed up with a group of nine people from St. David's, Wayne PA and we worked together in Ciego de Avila. We also trained two plumbers how to maintain and install the filter systems so we expanded our team and capabilities by an order of magnitude.
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RECENT PROJECT and ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES

2/19/2019 - Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors
2/15/2019 - Applied for a grant from NetworkForGood
1/28/2019 - Completed Cuba water project
1/21/2019 - Received $1,500 funding from Bethesda-by-the-Sea
1/7/2019 - Received $3,000 funding from St David's Wayne, PA
12/13/2018- Raised $9,868 at the SFWMD Silent Auction
12/12/2018 - Raised $102 at Okeechobee FS raffle
12/6/2018 - Raised $466 at Accomplice Brewery and Ciderworks brew event
12/5/2018 - Raised $84 at BCB FS Lunch and Learn and pop-up shop.
11/29/2018 - Raised $194 at FOC Lunch and Learn and pop-up shop.
11/28/2018 - Raised $100 from Clewiston FS raffle.
11/27/2018 - Raised $246 at St Cloud FS Brunch and Learn and pop-up shop.
11/26/2018 - Raised $261 at Okeechobee FS Brunch and Learn and pop-up shop.
11/15/2018 - Raised $60 at SFWMD HQ Lunch and Learn.
11/15/2018 - Raised $253 at the SFWMD FT Lauderdale F.S. drinking water presentation and pop-up shop.
11/12/2018 - Completed Nepal 2018 water project.
11/1/2018 - Raised $261 at the WRAC bake sale at SFWMD HQ.
10/31/2018 - Raised $1,020 at the annual SFWMD Hydro-Data fundraiser.
10/30/2018 - Celebrated water projects and computer projects with communities in Kabilash, Korthok, Dhokra Bari Nepal.
10/27/2018 - Departed for 2018 Nepal project and tour with a group of 8 people.
10/22/2018 - Received (30) LIFESAVER water filters from customs in Kathmandu.
10/18/2018 - Activated our annual ESRI Geographic Information Systems (GIS) license
10/11/2018 - Raised $457 at SFWMD Drinking Water Expo, pop-up shop and bake sale
10/4/2018 - Raised $755 at SFWMD Employee Committee Bake Sale
10/3/2018 - Initiated shipment of (30) water filters to KTM
9/23/2018 - Nepal travel team meeting
9/14/2018 - Fundraiser announcement by SFWMD Governing Board Sponsor, Brandon Tucker
8/30/2018 - Presented at SFWMD Operations & Maintenance Mangers Meeting
8/16/2018 - Hydrodata Pizza lunch fundraiser
8/6/2018 - Presented to SFWMD executive committee
7/17/2018 - Setup SQUARE point of sale credit card processing account
7/9/2018 -Completed Honduras water filter system project.
6/20/2018 - Received water filter system for Honduras from Atlantic Filter, paid for by Bethesda-by-the-Sea.
6/19/2018 - Received personal use water filters for Honduras from LIFESAVER, including extra donated items.
6/17/2018 - Received funding support from The Brothers of St. Andrews, Boynton Beach Chapter
6/13/2018 - Formed association with LIFESAVER Ltd
5/29/2018 - Completed Cuba water filter project.
5/14/2018 - Selected as SFWMD Employee Committee Charity of the Year
5/14/2018 - Received funding support for Cuba from St. David's Church, Wayne, PA
5/10/2018 - Purchased final pieces and fittings for Cuba water filter systems.
5/7/2018 - Received water filter units for Cuba from Atlantic Filter.
5/4/2018 - Received FL sales tax certificate.
4/19/2018 - Placed order for (4) water filter systems for Cuba.
3/26/2018 - Booked trip for Cuba
3/26/2018 - Listing on Smile.Amazon.com
3/22/2018 - Confirmed reservations for Cuba
3/20/2018 - Booked flights for Nepal
3/15/2018 - Guidestar Bronze level charity
3/12/2018 - Sunbiz incorporation renewal for 2018
3/12/2018 - Filed IRS 990-N postcard, we now show on the IRS non-profit charity finder.
3/2/2018 - Submitted request for Cuba travel visas (13 travelers)
3/1/2018 - CDWT Presentation to Ameriprise investor group
2/26/2018 - Board Meeting 2/20/2018 - Cuba Lunch and Learn presentation at SFWMD
2/16/2018 - Phone call with Aldon-chem discussing design of a custom water test kit.
2/10/2018 - Completed first project, Cuba water filter project.
2/10/2018 - First fund raiser, raised $1,533 at Fat Bastards House Party.
1/30/2018 - Ordered business cards
1/29/2018 - Received first online donation!
1/27/2018 - Made facebook and social-media announcements, party on Feb 10th
1/26/2018 - Registered with PAYPAL for online donations and credit card processing.
1/25/2018 - Opened bank account
1/23/2018 - 501(c)(3) APPROVAL, effective 11/27/2017!
1/20/2018 - Federal government shutdown could delay approval of our IRS 501(c)(3) application.
1/18/2018 - Held board meeting. Bob, Rick and Madhav reviewed the financial report, website, cuba project, partnerships, and plans for Nepal travel opportunity.
1/11/2018 - Contacted the IRS to inquire about the status of our 501(c)(3) filing - it is in process. The average turn around is 90-days.
1/8/2018 - Purchased GPS and water test kits for Cuba project.
12/16/2017 - Registered additional domain cdwt.org
12/15/2017 - Created draft business cards
12/8/2017 - Received IRS EIN number 82-3636663 and filed IRS form 2013-EZ, registering as charity non-profit 501(c)(3).
11/27/2017 - Registered facebook group Clean Drinking Water Team, Dropbox, Flickr account, youtube channel.
11/27/2017 - Registered as a FL non-profit corporation. Clean Drinking Water Team, Inc.
11/21/2017 - Selected name and launched website for www.cleandrinkingwaterteam.org