“A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.” Matthew 7:17-20
At Water4, we are INCREDIBLY blessed to have some “good trees” in our lives, and today we want to share their stories as an inspiration to you. We aren’t going to talk about how these donors are partnering with us in Africa right now, but instead, we’re going to share how they’ve gone above and beyond to respond to Covid-19 right here in the US.
Pacha Soap Co. is a bunch of Dirty Hippies with a Clean Purpose. Headquartered in Hastings, Nebraska, Pacha Soap is on a mission to implement sustainable solutions to the poverty cycle, to promote health and well-being around the world, and to provide quality products for their customers… all with veracity and love. Pacha has been partnering with Water4 since 2013 and has impacted 14,708 lives and funded 94 water projects in Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo.
That alone is awesome, BUT did you know that as a response to Covid-19, in just a few days, Pacha SoapCo has updated their facilities in Hastings, NE to make hand sanitizer as a part of their #WeGotThis campaign? On top of that, they’ve launched a “buy one, give one” campaign to provide soap to individuals in need across the United States during this crisis. Check them out on Instagram at @pachasoap and get sudzy on their website.
Jasco Products Company, based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, designs and develops products to simplify your life and connect your home. Jasco provides one of the most comprehensive lineups of home automation, lighting, security, home entertainment, power and mobility products. Through innovation, strong consumer care and unsurpassed quality, Jasco builds powerful brands and has developed a reputation as a valuable partner of top international brands like GE, Phillips, Honeywell, Energizer and more. Jasco has partnered with Water4 since 2013 and has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives around the globe with Water4!
Jasco takes care of its employees in incredible ways and promotes Jesus through its culture and compassionate leadership. When Covid-19 hit, Jasco pledged $1 million in response to the pandemic. Jason Trice, their CEO and Water4 board member, shared:
“God has blessed Jasco and the gospel of Luke tells us ‘to whom much has been given, much will be expected.’ That is why Jasco gives 50% of its profits every year to charity. We give God all the glory for all that He is doing through Jasco and our charity partners that put their faith in action to meet the needs of God’s people every day. It is in that spirit that Jasco is pledging to give $1 million to faith-based charities that are stepping up to provide much needed relief to those impacted by COVID-19. Humanity is resilient and so often crises brings out the best in all of us. This is an unprecedented time, but we remain united to serve our communities in this time of need.”
Jasco is another good tree bearing good fruit here and around the globe, and we give God all the glory for all that He is doing through them.
Simple Modern is simply awesome! A Moore, Oklahoma based company, they give at least 10% of their profits away each year and seek to develop exceptional products and lasting relationships. They are committed to doing business with excellence, placing the needs of others above their own, and delivering high-quality products that will simplify lives. Water4 has had the pleasure of partnering with Simple Modern since 2019, and they’re responsible for serving thousands of people through Water4 and are sponsoring our Walk4Water this year!
When trouble came to their neighborhood, Simple Modern responded by committing an additional $100,000 to support local organizations responding to Covid-19 AND giving away 100% of the proceeds from a special “Better Together” water bottle. If you like amazing water bottles that keep your drinks just the way you like them, buy from this amazing company at their website or on Amazon.com.
“Good trees bear good fruit”, remember, and that’s just what they do. When you see their example, you shouldn’t wonder why Water4’s enterprises in Africa are doing the same. They’re following the example of their supporters, serving their communities and giving back, ending a water crisis once and for all thanks to the generosity and vision of leaders right here.