Bottles of Hope | A beauty on a mission: Former Ford model gives Houston’s homeless clean water
…Elena and Greg Davis welcomed I Am Waters supporters and newcomers to a modest gathering at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston recently — an outdoor event that drove home the message of just how uncomfortable Houston summers can be for all who are outside and particularly for the homeless.
“We’re delivering on the street and to the shelters,” Elena said, adding that the mission is not only to supply fresh water but also to “open a dialogue between the homeless and the not-homeless … We want to raise up the homeless.” Elena takes no salary and the foundation operates on donations.
On a second front, I Am Waters gives a face and voice to the homeless through video and photography, allowing them to record their stories. Professional photographers have been chronicling the plight of the homeless in Sacramento, New Orleans and Houston. Their sagas are posted on the I Am Waters website.
Joining Elena on the I Am Waters board are former Houston mayor Bill White, philanthropist and community leader Maureen Hackett, Marsh’s Energy Practice chairman Jim Pierce, GulfStar co-founder Kent Kahle, photographer Peter Duke and Los Angeles film writer and director Walt Becker…