The 5th Annual Thirst Project Gala was hosted by actress Jennifer Garner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Thirst Project supporters gathered for a night to not only honor Follett, but also to honor those who have made a difference in fighting the world water crisis. The Thirst Project partnered with Skyo and Relativity’s Earth to Echo to educate guests about the seriousness of the water crisis and connect them with people and communities the non-profit organization is helping.
The Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization that travels across the United States speaking at schools to educate students about the global water crisis to challenge them to fundraise to build wells. All the money donated directly goes to the funding freshwater wells on the ground. In 6 years, the Thirst Project has gotten help from over 300,000 students across the United States, who have raised $8 million and used to give 260,00 people in 12 countries safe, clean water. Several people are not aware of how serious the water crisis is around the world, while here in the United States we can easily access water by turning on a faucet. Almost 1 billion people on the planet do not have access to safe, clean water.
Tons of celebrities such as Debby Ryan, Drew Seeley, Siva from The Wanted, Steven R. McQueen, Karan Brar, Taylor Spreitler, Drake Bell and Allie Gonino came to support the great cause and we were on the red carpet chatting with all of the special attendees. Inside the gala, Bella Thorne was honored with the Pioneering Spirit Award and Jesse McCartney and the McClain sisters put on unforgettable performances throughout the evening.
To find out more information on how you can get involved with the Thirst Project, head over to their official website at http://thirstproject.org. Check out our videos from the red carpet below.
Cassie Scerbo Interview – 5th Annual Thirst Project Gala
Mike C. Manning Interview – 5th Annual Thirst Project Gala
Allie Gonino Interview – 5th Annual Thirst Project Gala
Karan Brar Interview – 5th Annual Thirst Project Gala
Drew Seeley Interview – 5th Annual Thirst Project Gala
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