Wine to Water: How One Man Saved Himself While Trying to Save the World (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 5, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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The captivating story of an ordinary bartender who's changing the world through clean water.

Doc Hendley never set out to be a hero. In 2004, Hendley-a small- town bartender- launched a series of wine-tasting events to raise funds for clean-water projects and to bring awareness to the world's freshwater crisis. He planned to donate the proceeds through traditional channels, but instead found himself traveling to one of the world's most dangerous hot spots: Darfur, Sudan.

There, Doc witnessed a government-sponsored genocide where the number-one weapon wasn't bullets-it was water. The Janjaweed terrorists had figured out that shooting up a bladder containing 10,000 liters of water, or dumping rotting corpses into a primary water source is remarkably efficient for the purposes of mass extermination. With limited funds, Doc realized that he couldn't build new wells costing $10,000 a pop, but he could hire local workers to restore a damaged well for a mere $50 each. He'd found his mission. Today, Doc and Wine to Water continue to help stricken peoples repair and maintain water- containment systems in places like Darfur, Cambodia, Uganda, and Haiti.

Doc is a regular, rough-and-tumble guy who loves booze, music, and his Harley- but he also wanted to help. Wine to Water is a gripping story about braving tribal warfare and natural disasters and encountering fascinating characters in far-flung regions of the world. It is also an authoritative account of a global crisis and an inspirational tale that proves how ordinary people can improve the world.

  

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Great book
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Doc Hendley's story is truly inspiring especially for the average person who might feel that they alone cannot make a change in the world. Not only does this book give the reader insight on what it is like to go from a bartender to a humanitarian, but it also provides a closer look into what it is like to be a humanitarian working in countries such as Sudan. This book is life changing. I definitely recommend reading it! 

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About the author (2012)

Doc Hendley is the founder and president of Wine to Water, a nonprofit organization focused on providing clean water to people in need around the world, from Darfur to Haiti. He lives in Boone, North Carolina, with his wife and two children.

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