Miami, March 20, 2019 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will illuminate its National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower bright blue at sunset, Friday, March 22, in support of World Water Day, as a reminder of the more than 600 million people globally who do not have access to clean water.
BLUE Missions, the Miami-based and youth-lead non-profit organization that connects rural communities in Latin America with access to clean water and sanitation, have partnered with community business, leaders, and celebrities to kick off their #MakeTheWorldBLUE campaign on World Water Day.
“At BLUE Missions, our goal is to end the world’s water and sanitation crisis in our lifetime,” said Daniel Rodriguez, CEO of BLUE Missions. “Through this campaign and the work of many of our young volunteers around the world we hope to make a critical difference in the lives of the millions around the world who don’t have access to the most basic human necessity – water.”
Since its founding in 2010, BLUE Missions has successfully completed more than 100 service projects that have provided clean water and proper sanitation to more than 27,000 individuals. BLUE has not only impacted the lives of countless rural families, but it has also impacted the lives of almost 2,000 local high school and university volunteers. The organization has created partnerships with universities across the United States. BLUE Missions has also formed partnerships with high schools in Miami including: Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Christopher Columbus High School, Immaculata La Salle High School, Westminister High School, Gulliver Preparatory School, and Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart. Students at various local middle and high schools will show their support by wearing blue to school that day.
To support the campaign and find out more about Blue Missions, please visit www.BLUEmissions.org and follow the organization on social media @blue_missions. Track the World Water Day Campaign, by following the #MakeTheWorldBLUE hashtag.
About BLUE Missions
BLUE Missions is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is to end the global water and sanitation crisis by connecting rural families in Latin America with access to clean water and proper sanitation. The movement starting from a group of young Miami teens, has now impacted more than 24,000 people in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Colombia, and inspired almost 2,000 young volunteers from around the US to travel abroad to serve with them. They aspire to cultivate a generation of global citizens through their service-travel and local service programs, and empower young adults to find their power to change the world. This year, BLUE Missions celebrated their 100th project.
WHAT: Freedom Tower Goes Blue for World Water Day
WHEN: Friday, March 22, at sunset
WHERE: Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd.
BLUE Missions Media Contact: Mariana Piedrahita, mariana@BLUEmissions.org, 786-267-1035