Atlanta TV Station Honors Food For The Poor Donor
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (May 18, 2015) – Edward Buckley, managing partner at The Buckley Law Firm LLC, has been given the 2015 11Alive Community Service Award by NBC Atlanta affiliate, WXIA-TV, for providing clean drinking water to the people of Haiti.
“Nobody does this by himself, and this award is dedicated to every man, woman, and child who has carried a stone, laid pipe, dug a hole, and contributed a dollar toward bringing clean drinking water to people who don’t have it. I am just very grateful for the opportunity to do that,” said Buckley, Founder and Executive Director of Water Life Hope, during his acceptance speech at the award ceremony.
Since 2000, Buckley and his supporters have partnered with Food For The Poor to drill more than 300 wells and bring clean, safe water to more than a half a million people.
After recognizing the Water Life Hope board members, Buckley offered a toast to encourage others to donate to the cause close to his heart.
“Everybody, raise your glass of water in honor of every man, woman, and child who still does not have it, and let’s try to bring it to them,” said Buckley.
11Alive News Anchors Brenda Wood and DeMarco Morgan hosted the 40th annual 11Alive Community Service Awards dinner/show taping Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. Emmy Award-winning reporter Jaye Watson presented the 11 Who Care Community Service Award to Buckley.
“Thank you, Ed Buckley, for lifting a tremendous burden off the shoulders of the poor in developing countries, and for blessing them with the gift of clean, lifesaving water,” said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor.
Buckley was named an Ambassador For The Poor by Food For The Poor in 2014.
Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.
Jennifer Leigh Oates
Food For The Poor
Public Relations Associate
954-427-2222 x 6054