Michael Welch, Allie Gonino, Jillian Rose Reed, Drew Seeley & More Turn Wine Into Water for The Thirst Project

The Avenue in Hollywood was packed with celebrities for a good cause on Tuesday evening (October 30th).

Celebrity supporters, including Christian Serratos (Twilight: Breaking Dawn part 2), Diane Neal (Law and Order SVU), Chelsea Ricketts (AMC’s The Killing)Jillian Rose Reed (Awkward), Michael Welch (Twilight movie series), Allie Gonino (The Lying Game), Drew Seeley (Singer/Songwriter) and more, joined Thirst Project founder Seth Maxwell on Tuesday October 30th for an evening of beverage tastings including Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia, STACKED Wines, Prodigal Wines, Freixenet, Fontes & Phillips, Koehler Winery and Coca Cola served with govino glasses and food pairings by supperclub los angeles restaurant, poolside, at The Avenue, a collection of 180 architectural apartments and penthouses in the heart of Hollywood, to raise awareness for the global water crisis and help to raise funds for building fresh water wells in developing countries.

The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization that exists to raise awareness of and bring solutions to the clean water crisis through Education Outreach Programs that educate, equip and empower individuals to explore the human journey and take action in projects that create radical and sustainable global change, and champion hope and respect for the positive values of life. As well as build fresh water wells in communities suffering from the global water crisis.  Started by college students, the Thirst Project now reaches out to colleges and high schools to educate their students on the nearly 1 billion people who still do not have access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation.  In less than 3 years, its members have reached over 500,000 students and in turn raised $1.3 mil.  This money has provided 50,000 people with drinkable water.  In these communities, disease, child mortality, AIDS, etc. drop dramatically thanks to the clean water wells.

Other stars that were in attendance included Drake Bell (iCarly), Geno Segers (Pair of Kings), Nikki DeLoach (Awkward), Jeannie Mai (Fashion Expert), Pip (The Voice), Sarah Hackett (Artist/Singer-Songwriter),  Allie Gonino (The Lying Game), Amy Paffrath (Dumbbells)Kristina Pesic (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World)Breann Johnson (Red Wing).

For more information on how to get involved with the Thirst Project, visit www.thirstproject.org

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.