Last year, HAVEN HAND Inc’s subsidiary, The Rescue Project, staged a must see gala to raise money for their ‘Vision 2020’ campaign. This project, which is well on its way to raising over $20 million by the year 2020, helps locations in desperate need of clean drinking water and proper eye healthcare all over the world. Following the breakout success of the first annual event, The Rescue Project is staging another Benefit Ball on December 12th, 2018 in New York City, with a guest list featuring the likes of philanthropists, fashion insiders, celebrities, media insiders and many others coming together to help make the Vision 2020 mission a reality.
Last fall marked the first time The Rescue Project held the fundraising benefit ball for Vision 2020. After the success of the first ball, The Rescue Project with the help of fashion guru and chairman Resk ‘Que, wants to hold another fundraiser that is even more productive. The Vision 2020 Project is set to raise $20M by the year 2020, with all proceeds going to aid over 200 million individuals in need all over the world. The main goals of the Vision 2020 Project are to provide clean water and sanitation in developing areas, while also ensuring healthy eyesight and basic eye care becoming the standard all across the world as well as training and supplying medical personnel and supplies. The campaign joins the fight for clean water by creating awareness while building and installing wells, filtration systems, irrigation systems, latrines in the selected areas that need it most across the globe. The Vision 2020 Project is already well underway in revolutionizing something the rest of the world takes for granted; clean water, proper sanitation and basic eye care, all things that most developing countries are desperately in need of.
In Africa alone, one out of every five child deaths is due to complications from unsafe drinking water. The dirty water can cause eye infections to these children, which when left untreated can lead to catastrophic damage, not only to their eyesight but to their education and livelihoods as well. The unclean water is also used to irrigate crops, further creating epidemics and contaminating entire food supplies. Without proper care, these easily treatable infections and disease can cause great harm to the people affected by them. ‘Vision 2020’ wants to create a safe environment in underdeveloped countries to stop the spread of these diseases and create safe and sanitary conditions for the people in these areas.
For more information on Vision 2020 and to purchase tickets, please visit visionfor2020.eventbrite.com