CEED Gala to Celebrate 20 Years of Helping Impoverished Communities in East Africa

Trust Completes More Than 350 Clean Water Projects in Milestone Year
 
 
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WEXFORD, Pa. - Oct. 7, 2019 - PRLog -- Christian East African & Equatorial Development Trust will mark its 20th anniversary of providing clean water and economic opportunity to poverty-stricken African communities with a gala celebration at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Thursday, October 10.  

Around 150 supporters of CEED's efforts will enjoy touring the grounds of Phipps, dining amid the Tropical Forest Conservatory and sampling homemade treats from a cookie table crafted by CEED board members, staff, volunteers and friends. Registration begins at 5:30 with dinner starting at 7 p.m. 

"Just as the stunning blooms at Phipps thrive with care and watering, we've seen distressed communities in East Africa flourish due to CEED's efforts to bring clean water within their reach," said Graham Hodgetts, CEED board president.  

CEED has achieved great success since it was founded in 1999 by a group of Pittsburghers who returned from a vision trip to Uganda determined to make a lasting impact there. CEED developed 36 acres into a self-sustaining coffee farm which is currently being expanded to 46 acres. CEED celebrated its 350th well this year.  

Gala guests will be treated to a keynote address detailing the latest progress on the ground in Africa by Herbert Asiimwe, managing director for CEED Uganda. Proceeds from the event will fund CEED's latest effort, Water Solutions for Africa—which aims to drill 20 new boreholes in "I Thirst" locations identified throughout East Africa. 

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About CEED

CEED is a nonprofit dedicated to developing sustainable income-generating projects to help East-Africans build their communities. CEED locates and cultivates water sources and agricultural ventures so those who are hungry, thirsty and barely subsisting can, with hard work, prosper today and have hope for the future. Combining American financial resources with the natural resources of East Africa, CEED strives to improve the physical, spiritual and economic health of the communities it serves. For more information, visit http://www.ceed-trust.org.

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