Giorgio Armani's 'Acqua for Life' project joins forces with Sean Penn and J/P Haitian Relief Organisation
April 24, 2013: Luxury fashion designer Giorgio Armani announced his partnership with Sean Penn, CEO of J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) to improve water conditions in Haiti. The Acqua for Life Campaign donated a $500,000 USD grant to benefit the Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) activities overseen by J/P HRO in the dense urban environment of Delmas 32, a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. Additional funds will be raised for J/P HRO at a special event during the Paris Photo exhibition in Los Angeles.
J/P HRO is dedicated to saving lives and bringing sustainable programs to the Haitian people quickly and effectively. Following the tragic earthquake of 2010 J/P HRO began working immediately to make an impact in Haiti. J/P HRO works with both government and non-governmental agencies to deliver immediate results where the need is greatest. Efforts include but are not limited to providing emergency medical and primary care services, delivering badly needed medical equipment and medicine, water purification systems, improving communication systems, and developing housing and education facilities.