Co-founder of Christian nonprofit Water Mission drowns in 'tragic accident': 'The world has lost an angel' | 7/22/2019 | Staff
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Co-founder of Christian nonprofit Water Mission drowns in 'tragic accident': 'The world has lost an angel'

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The co-founder of a Christian humanitarian group which provides clean, safe drinking water to thousands of communities around the world in the name of Jesus has drowned in a “tragic accident.”

Molly Greene, who co-founded the Charleston nonprofit group Water Mission, died on Wednesday during a trip to the Bahamas with her family. The death of the 72-year-old was ruled an “accidental drowning,” according to a statement by the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina.

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“No words can describe this heartbreaking loss for our family,” Molly’s son, George C. Greene IV, president of Water Mission, said in a statement. “We mourn the loss to our family. We know that a larger global family mourns with us and celebrates her life, as she blessed so many around the world. We ask for your prayers and request privacy at this time.”

Greene, the former operator of an environmental engineering company in Charleston, set up Water Mission along with her husband George after learning of the devastation in Honduras during a visit following Hurricane Mitch in 1998, according to the Water Mission website.

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The trip “opened my eyes to the magnitude of the global water crisis and led us in 2001 to establish Water Mission, a Christian nonprofit based in North Charleston,” Greene wrote in November 2018.

The Christian engineering ministry designs, builds and implements safe water, sanitation and hygiene solutions for those in developing countries and disaster areas.

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Over the last several decades, the nonprofit has installed more than 2,000 safe water stations across the world, giving 4 million people in 55 countries access to clean and drinkable water. It also provided clean water to...
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