Live Beyond, led by Dr. David and Laurie Vanderpool, is a local nonprofit with a mission that reaches around the world. The Live Beyond…Thirst initiative provides clean water for households throughout Thomazeau, Haiti, a very poor suburb of Port au Prince.
Volunteer teams go monthly to the region to assist in this project as well as offering aid to the people. Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley have been motivated by the Vanderpool’s passion and are joining them by supporting Live Beyond…Thirst both financially and also as volunteers. Live Beyond…Thirst is targeting establishment of 100 clean water collection sites as a foundation for improved community heath and disease prevention.
“Water-borne disease is by far the leading cause of illness we treat in our medical clinics. If there is one action that will have the greatest impact to community health, it’s providing clean water.” Dr. David Vanderpool
“Going to Haiti really opened my eyes to the plight of these hundreds of thousands of people–many of them mothers, fathers, and children–who are our neighbors. With Live Beyond…Thirst, we can help give them a basic human necessity they have never had: Clean water. I want to show them they are not forgotten,” Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
Live Beyond…Thirst will be featured as a cover story of The Tennessean’s Portfolio section this Sunday.