TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Ryan Mitchell, President of Canada's
leading supplier of specialized water purification container units,
Pure Water Box, called on organizations and corporations to embrace
social capital spending to help fund humanitarian projects during a
speech earlier this month at the UN Women Canada National Committee in
"If you work or build a company just for the money and no passion or
beliefs, it shows," Mitchell told the blue ribbon women's panel headed
by Almas Jiwani who plays a key role in building networks among
charitable institutions and socially responsible businesses. "So be
social and make a difference. Find an area in need and where YOU want
and can make a difference."
Mitchell says government funding around the world for humanitarian
projects is being reduced, so it is important for business leaders to
step up and make a difference by doing something they care about.
"In your business, make a difference with your passion and use your
profits and gains for good. We need more companies and people like
this. I try to make a difference every day. I do things that no one
would try and I do very well. I choose select charities and groups to
give back with my time, expertise, my business and money," he told the
group meeting at Montreal's Mount Royal Club.
Mitchell has a passion for public service and helping his fellow man. He
was one of the youngest patrol commanders during Canada's mission to
Bosnia. He has deep roots with the Salvation Army as a volunteer
building an orphanage in Haiti and homes in Cuba, Barbados, and
Jamaica. He was part of a World Vision roof building team in Mexico.
His concern for victims of drought stricken countries and Third World
water quality in Canada's First Nations communities, prompted Mitchell
to create Pure Water Box. The company's mission is to meet the needs of
a thirsty world. It provides specialized container units to purify
water making it safe to drink.
"The United Nations has declared that clean drinking water is a human
rights issue. Pure Water Box has the technology to ensure the human
rights of drought victims around the world and members of Canada's
aboriginal communities are respected" says Mitchell. "We do this with
our specialized container units that can turn seawater, brackish, pond,
lake or river water into clean safe drinking water that is better than
World Health Organization (WHO) standards," said Mitchell.
SOURCE: Pure Water Box Corp.
For further information:
about Pure Water Box contact:
Sue Lacher, Vice President, Director of Operations