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Doc Hendley Top 10 CNN Hero, Founder & President of Wine To Water
Doc Hendley /hen'lēⁿ/ 1 : Founder and President of Wine To Water & 2009 CNN Hero; expert on the immense power of relationships to transcend perceived barriers 2 : author of "Wine to Water: A Bartender's Quest for Clean Water in the World" (Avery:Penguin Group) 3 : calls himself proof that anyone, even a tattooed keg-tapper, can cure what ails the world.
When Hendley returned home after spending a year in Sudan, the haunting memories of what he had seen in Darfur drove him to continue building the organization he started two years prior. Hendley now has projects in nine different countries around the world and has saved thousands of lives by providing humanity's most basic need and right, clean drinking water. In 2009 Doc Hendley was named CNN Hero.
Doc Hendley, a 2009 CNN Hero, is founder and president of the organization Wine To Water. This video is an update that CNN did to follow up with Doc and Wine To Water to see how things have changed since the 2009 CNN Heroes show.
Wine To Water Team Building Events
Wine To Water has created a virtual version of one of their most sought-after and rewarding programs: the W|W Filter Build® Experience. Their virtual build offers a meaningful, hands-on experience that will impact communities around the world with clean water. Build relationships, purpose, and passion as you connect and give back.