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CNN Heroes honors Hendley

By Jesse Campbell (jesse.campbell@mountaintimes.com)



Article Published: Dec. 5, 2013 | Modified: Dec. 22, 2013
CNN Heroes honors Hendley

Working hand in hand with communities, Doc Hendley, founder of Boone-based nonprofit organization Wine to Water, helps bring clean drinking water and sustainable water systems to 16 countries.
Photos courtesy of CNN



Boone resident Doc Hendley and his work through “Wine to Water,” a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing clean drinking water to people in impoverished nations across the world, are yet again receiving some national attention.

Hendley will be featured in “Wine to Water: A CNN Heroes Special Presentation” Sunday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m., with a repeat at 11 p.m.

The show will air again Dec. 16 at 2 a.m. and Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Both specials will also air on CNN International and CNN en Español.

“After showcasing these extraordinary individuals for seven years, I am thrilled that we are going in-depth for an incredible journey with two of our most compelling Heroes,” said Kelly Flynn, CNN Heroes senior executive producer, in an email. “Their work is awe-inspiring, the resilience of the people they are helping is amazing, and I know the audience will be moved."

In his segment, Hendley travels from a refugee camp in Bundibugyo, Uganda, to a small, impoverished village of La Milagrosa, Colombia, to help save the lives of children and their families.
Inspired by the horrors of the genocide in Darfur region of Sudan, Hendley uses his bartending skills to fundraise and help those in need, when not at home with his family in Boone.

Working hand in hand with local communities, his efforts bring clean drinking water and sustainable water systems to people in 16 countries, many of whom would normally drink from swamps, ditches or a standing water source, if available.

For more information on Wine to Water, including how to help, visit http://www.winetowater.org. For more on CNN Heroes, visit http://www.cnnheroes.com.

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Working hand in hand with communities, Doc Hendley, founder of Boone-based nonprofit organization Wine to Water, helps bring clean drinking water and sustainable water systems to 16 countries.
Photos courtesy of CNN

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