Ferguson Bath Kitchen & Lighting Gallery event to support clean water


Children in Honduras fill water bottles from a stream. (Submitted photo)

By Chris Bavender

Ferguson Bath Kitchen & Lighting Gallery will host an evening to support the Kohler Clarity Initiative to provide clean water to Honduran families from 7 to 10 p.m. April 26. The event will feature local restaurants, drinks and entertainment at the Ferguson showroom in the Indiana Design Center, 200 S. Range Line Rd.

“While Visiting Kohler, Wisconsin for a design event, there was a breakout to discuss the Kohler philanthropy department, which highlighted the work they’re doing to reach areas with limited drinking water,” said Jeremy Konechne, Indianapolis area showroom manager for Ferguson. “Both myself and our local Kohler rep thought it’d be a great opportunity to raise awareness for this cause and provide people with information as well as directly helping by creating an event where all of the funds were going directly to purchase and send these water filtration devices to areas in need.”

In 2015, Kohler developed the KOHLER Clarity water filtration system for homes affected by waterborne illness. The company uses its expertise to address worldwide WaSH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) issues, including access to safe drinking water. KOHLER Clarity filters out bacteria and provides up to 40 liters of safe water each day.

“Each of these units will provide a family clean drinking water for six months. In addition, replacement cartridges will be offered to continue the flow of clean water for these families,” Konechne said.

Each $40 ticket will include a chance to win a hand-painted Kallista freestanding tub, painted by local artist Walter Knabe. Guests can purchase additional raffle tickets at the event and must be present at the 9 p.m. drawing to win.

The purchase of each ticket goes directly to the purchase of one filtration device to be shipped to Honduras. Buy tickets at fergusonclarity.eventbrite.com/?s=83778380. Donations can also be made through the website.


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