I Am Waters Foundation

Today is 01.18.2019

All posts in Online Press

Eighties Supermodels Then And Now: Kim Alexis, Kelly Emberg, And Elena Davis

Daily Mail: Eighties Supermodels Then And Now – Kim Alexis, Kelly Emberg, and Elena Davis

The term ‘supermodel’ has come under scrutiny lately as a word too often tossed around to describe a various caliber of models. However among the first women to be deemed supermodels in the Eighties, Kim Alexis, Kelly Emberg, and Elena Davis, have spoken about the vast differences between the industry they knew 30 years ago when they first graced the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, compared to the modelling industry today.

Read more >
Cheryl Tiegs | Supermodels of the 80's Luncheon 2012

’80s Supermodels Cheryl Tiegs & Kelly Emberg Plan Houston Visit For Fundraiser To Help The Homeless | Houston , Texas | Culture Map

HOUSTON, TEXAS — From the covers of Vogue, Elle, Town & Country, Glamour and other magazines, a group of the world’s most photographed models will take the stage at River Oaks Country Club on April 25th for the I Am Waters Foundation inaugural fundraiser, “Supermodels of the ’80s.” It will offer a striking juxtaposition of high-style glamour and homeless realities.

Read more >
Rotary Club of Houston Skyline | Elena Davis, Roseann Rogers, and Reyne

The Water Project

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Water Water everywhere but for some it is not that easy. To create awareness, UNICEF launched the Tap Project, an award winning campaign designed to provide clean water to children around the world. Every day 4,000 children die of water related diseases, and nearly 900 million people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water. Houston was selected as one of only five national enhanced markets to implement the campaign this year, which involved a leadership team to direct efforts. During World Water Week, March 19-25, various restaurants encouraged patrons to donate $1 or more. In Addition, former supermodel Elena Davis spoke to the Rotary Club of Houston Skyline about her I Am Waters Foundation that provides spiritual and physical hydration to the homeless.

Read more >
I Am Waters Foundation | How do you Dream when you're Homeless?

Supermodels of the 80’s, Cheryl Tiegs and Others to Speak at Charity Luncheon on April 25th, 2012, Presented by “I Am Waters”, a Foundation for American Homeless

Cheryl Tiegs, Kim Alexis and other notable Supermodel’s of the 80’s gather to discuss the intimate experience of being objectified and disconnected from mainstream society, how it correlates to the lives of American homeless and what the charitable foundation “I Am Waters” is doing to change the face of homelessness today.

Read more >
Elena Davis Founder of I Am Waters Foundation | 002 Magazine | January 2012 Issue | Elena Davis

I Am Waters Foundation From the Runway to the Streets: Elena Davis gives Houston’s homeless a message in a bottle

002 Magazine Houston — In 2009, Davis founded I Am Waters, a nonprofit foundation that provides safe, transportable water to homeless individuals and shelters. During the summer of 2011, I Am Water delivered 300,000 bottles of water throughout Houston, Ft. Worth and Austin.

Read more >
I Am Waters Foundation | Elena Davis

I Am Waters Foundation Helps Houston’s Homeless | Houston Lifestyle Magazine

Area nonprofits provided 186,000 bottles of water to the homeless in the Bayou City thanks to a donation from the Houston-based I AM WATERS Foundation. Nearly one-third, or 68,000 bottles, went to Star of Hope for distribution to its women and children, mobile outreach and men’s programs as part of the homeless mission’s 10-week Summer of Hope program.

Read more >
I Am Waters Foundation Helps Hydrate The Homeless | Houston, Texas | NBC KPRC Houston

I Am Waters Foundation Helps Hydrate The Homeless | Houston, Texas | NBC KPRC Houston

HOUSTON, TEXAS — A unique Houston-based foundation is serving a need few realize exists in the city: fresh, clean drinking water for the homeless population. “If you don’t have water, you die,” said Elena Davis, founder of I Am Waters. “It’s imperative that you have water. You can survive longer without food than you can water.” Davis founded the organization three years ago and began distributing bottles of water to 15 homeless shelters in Houston, Austin and Fort Worth. Last year, the foundation distributed 80,000 bottles. This year the foundation will distribute 300,000 bottles. The foundation delivers the water during the 16 hottest weeks of the summer.

Read more >
Former Model Uses Photography and Water to Help America’s Homeless | Houston, Texas | 11 KHOU Eyewitness News

Former Model Uses Photography and Water to Help America’s Homeless | Houston, Texas | 11 KHOU Eyewitness News

HOUSTON, TEXAS — A former model is using the images of local veterans to help fight poverty and homelessness.

Elena Davis’ face has graced the cover and pages of some of the world’s top fashion magazines but now she’s behind the lens and the woman behind I Am Waters.

The Houston-based organization delivers bottled water to homeless people across America.

Read more >
Water For The Homeless Statesman

No Respite From Heat For Austin’s Homeless | Austin, Texas | Statesman

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Joe Steve sprawls across a makeshift bed in the woods, motionless and sweating in the midday heat. It’s 100 degrees, and the 24-year-old homeless man is trying to rest in a shady of a patch of woods off Barton Springs Road. His cheeks are flushed, his nose sunburned. He has no water, no fresh clothes and no desire move right now. “I walk around and sweat most of the time,” Steve said. “It’s way too hot to live out here.”

Read more >
I Am Waters Foundation Spends July 4 Honoring Homeless Vets ABC 13

I Am Waters Foundation Spends July 4 Honoring Homeless Vets | Houston, Texas | ABC 13

HOUSTON (KTRK) — Life is not easy for servicemen and women when they return home after months, even years of war.
Fortunately, there are many organizations to help them. Now one group is using something as simple as a bottle of water to inspire our vets.
The government estimates more than 100,000 veterans are homeless. They live on the streets or in transitional housing, and while many of us take it for granted, they don’t have easy access to the most basic necessity–water.

Read more >
The Changing Face Of Homelessness

What is the changing face of homelessness?

Many may know that both single and two-parent families, not individuals, represent the changing face of homelessness in the United States today. One variation we don’t often expect is for that single parent to be a father. Please click here to view the story of Maso Mason Jr. and son.

Watch our homeless interviews >
Joseph Benson - SEARCH Homeless Services

What do Our Shelter Partners Have To Say About I Am Waters?