Lafferty said: 'I want to call your attention to a first for UTECH.
'Every year, UTECH organises trade shows around the world. We gather the best and brightest minds in the polyurethanes industry where we share ideas, technology and build our network. At UTECH, we believe our mission goes beyond business and profits. Therefore, we have chosen – with great care – a charity for UTECH Europe.
'It is our hope that our network, our community of business professionals and their companies will join us in supporting such a worthy cause as Water.org that provides such a basic human right as access to water.
'A total of 844 m people — about 1 in 9 of the world's population — lack access to safe water; 2.3 bn people — about 1 in 3 — lack access to a toilet. Water.org is dedicated to changing this. Together, we can empower families around the world with access to small, affordable loans to make household water and sanitation a reality. Every $60 donated will help provide one family with life-changing access to safe water or sanitation.
Our UTECH team has pledged $1,000 toward our goal of $10,000. I ask for your help reaching this goal and helping families around the world. To donate, use the UTECH app -- you’ll find in the app store or visit the UTECH Europe homepage.
If you can’t support this cause monetarily, we ask that you spread the message through social media using the hashtag #UTECHWater.