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 Montreal.
"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.
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