Surviving Hurricane Sandy.

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Exactly two days ago, Sandy blasted the East Coast and lower Manhattan full of wind and water and left our Soho office in the dark. Everyone at charity: water is alright, but many members of our team are without electricity, internet or running water. Thankfully, our longtime friends and supporters, Lynne and Steve Foote, have taken us in and allowed their spacious and cozy home to be overrun with power cables, laptops and un-showered charity: water staff.

We’ve set up camp here for the next day or two, and we couldn’t be happier about our temporary office. Lynne and Steve have supported the charity: water mission from year one and have been dear friends. Their daughter Madeleine was our very first intern in 2006, and last year, Lynne came with us to Ethiopia to see the wells she helped build with her mycharity: water birthday campaigns.

This was our first day in our new temporary office, and we have to say, we can definitely get used to this!

We’re so thankful that we’re safe and that we’ll be able to return to our office soon, but we know that many on the East Coast have lost everything, and are sleeping in storm shelters tonight. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with them.

- the charity: water staff

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