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The Resource Wine to water : a bartender's quest to bring clean water to the world, Doc Hendley

Wine to water : a bartender's quest to bring clean water to the world, Doc Hendley

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Wine to water : a bartender's quest to bring clean water to the world
Title
Wine to water
Title remainder
a bartender's quest to bring clean water to the world
Statement of responsibility
Doc Hendley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • " 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. "--
  • "A memoir by Doc Hendley, a bartender turned renegade savior, who has supplied clean drinking water to over 30,000 people by rebuilding wells in war-torn and impoverished areas, including Sudan, Northern Uganda, Ethiopia, Cambodia, India, Perus, and most recently, Haiti. Hendley reflects on his experiences--many of which are extremely harrowing--and sounds a call to action"--
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DLC
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Hendley, Doc
Dewey number
363.6/1091724
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
TD327
LC item number
.H46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hendley, Doc
  • Drinking water
  • Well water
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
Label
Wine to water : a bartender's quest to bring clean water to the world, Doc Hendley
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm762371525
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781583334621
Lccn
2011043609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)762371525
  • (Sirsi) a1102817
Label
Wine to water : a bartender's quest to bring clean water to the world, Doc Hendley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm762371525
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781583334621
Lccn
2011043609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)762371525
  • (Sirsi) a1102817

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