IPS® Corporation Becomes Global Sponsor of Water For People
IPS Corporation Pledges $100,000 to Fight Water Poverty
September 1, 2010
By Peter Mason
DENVER – September 1, 2010 – Water For People (www.waterforpeople.org) today proudly announces a new commitment of $100,000 from the IPS Corporation (IPS Corp.) (www.ipscorp.com), and recognizes IPS Corp. as a new Global Sponsor of Water For People. This generous gift will provide essential support for Water For People’s programs across 11 developing countries.
IPS Corp., a leader in manufacturing products for the plumbing, construction, manufacturing, transportation and plastic fabrication industries under recognized brand names such as WELD-ON® and WATER-TITE®, is excited about supporting Water For People’s mission of working toward a world where no one dies of water- or sanitation-related disease.
“We have a long history of supplying products involved in the development of water and sanitation systems, and we wanted to increase our commitment to the worldwide community,” said Eric Bescoby, Chief Executive Officer of IPS Corp. “We chose Water For People because we support the strategic plan and philosophy of philanthropy practiced by the organization.”
This pledge marks the first time IPS Corp. is committing resources of this scope to a global nonprofit organization.
“This pledge is very significant for us,” said Bescoby. “And, we look forward to working with Water For People and supporting their efforts to bring clean water and sanitation to the developing world.”
“We are very excited about IPS Corp.’s commitment and how it will enable us to transform lives through sustainable water and sanitation services,” said Katie Scolari Borden, Director of Resource Development at Water For People. “Our work is made possible by generous supporters like IPS Corp. who understand the powerful role that accessible clean water plays in building strong communities.”
About IPS Corporation
IPS Corporation is the trusted leader in manufacturing adhesives, solvent cements, and numerous components and supplies – under the core brands of WELD-ON®, WATER-TITE®, TEST-TITE®, GUY GRAY™, TRUEBRO®, and STUDOR® – for the plumbing, construction, manufacturing and plastic fabrication industries. Founded in 1955 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, IPS Corp. has operations throughout the United States, as well as China, and a worldwide network of sale representatives and distributors. More information can be found at www.ipscorp.com.
About Water For People
Founded in 1991, Water For People is an international, nonprofit humanitarian organization that focuses on long-lasting, safe drinking water resources and improved sanitation facilities in the developing world. While Water For People is in its 20th year of work it focuses not on creating a dependency on charity in the 11 countries it works in, but rather creating the ability of the local community to plan, build, finance, maintain and operate their own systems. The organization works in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America to show that its successful programs are adaptable around the world and can be replicated anywhere. In 2009 it served over 325,000 beneficiaries. Water for People is a charity of choice of the American water and wastewater community. For more information, visit www.waterforpeople.org.