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First Coast Millenial Launches 'Water For All Nations' Charity

Back in 2011, three UNF/FSU students envisioned a non-profit that would supply much-needed clean water to third world countries.

Today, after visioning trips and well-water building experience, Water for All Nations is operating with a global board of directors, and co-founder Ryan Winter is moving from Jacksonville to Tanzania later this month to begin implementing its mission. 

Winter has poured his heart and entrepreneurial spirit into providing clean water to those in need. More than 3 million people – 1.5 million of them under the age of 5 –  die each year from issues related to a lack of available clean water.

"Our goal is to alleviate poverty around the world," says Winter.

Learn more about the iniative and how to donate at

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.