Brian Catron, a member of the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor), is preparing to make a global splash by donating 100 percent of opening-day sales of his new business, Clearwater Car Wash, to Water for Good, a Warsaw-based not-for-profit dedicated to solving the water crisis in the Central African Republic.
Clearwater Car Wash manager Jordan Gillette hopes to serve at least 300 to 400 customers during their grand opening, and maybe even more. The new state-of-the-art car wash will be capable of processing up to 150 vehicles per hour. Prices start at competitive $9 for a basic wash and dry—Catron and Gillette are confident that they’ll draw a significant number of customers for opening day. That means thousands of dollars funneled into the effort to provide clean water for those in need.
Water for Good, established in 2004 by Jim Hocking, is the largest water organization in the Central African Republic and provides reliable access to clean water for half a million people. Their well-drilling and water pump maintenance teams have continued to operate, despite the fact that the country has been a conflict zone since 2013.