While Jef Holm was off romancing Emily Maynard this past spring, Wetpaint Entertainment got close with his colleagues at People Water — the company devoted to providing clean drinking water to areas of the world that need it the most. Specifically we bonded with Founder and “Chief Watergiver” Cody Barker and Creative Director Bronson Christensen.
So while Jef, now single after a broken engagement to Emily, is off wooing the ladies, we recently checked in with Cody and Bronson to see what’s going new in the world of People Water.
Turns out, the two of them are recently back from a trip to Haiti, where they repaired 22 wells to get them up and running. (Over 70 percent of the drinking wells in Haiti don’t function properly, Cody explained.) They shared video of the inspiring trip with us, while Cody opened up to Wetpaint Entertainment about what he took away from the experience.
"Haiti changed my life,” Cody exclusively tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “My goal is to get as many people to experience what I did. In a world that is so focused on me ‘Me, Me, Me’ its good to get a reality check once in awhile.”
"We brought clean water to over 7,000 people in just 6 days,” he continues. “I want so badly for people to understand that people water does what we say we do. I will always make sure that we meet our drop for drop commitment!"
And the trip invigorated his commitment to the cause, making it even stronger. "I am the hand pump master and will do this the rest of my life,” Cody shares. I want to teach others and take people and companies on these trips."
"Life is too short to think about yourself, thinking of others makes your time here more worth while."
Well said, Cody. Well said. Bravo to both of you!