Incredible: Former Bartender Turns Wine Into Water


At least one in six people worldwide doesn’t have access to clean water, and this contributes to about 1.5 million preventable deaths
each year, according to the United Nations.

Doc Hendley, a top 10 CNN Hero in 2009, is trying to help change that. Through his nonprofit, Wine to Water, the former bartender from North Carolina has helped provide clean water to more than 150,000 people in 15 countries.

Wine-tasting events are one way Hendley and his group raise the funds that enable them to distribute water filters and help install wells in communities around the world. And next month, bartenders from 16 countries will be donating their tips to the cause.

For World Water Day, CNN’s Meghan Dunn sat down with Hendley to talk about the crisis and his recent efforts to help some of the 3.6 million people displaced by the Syrian conflict.






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