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America’s Swimming Pool Company Launches Clean Water Matters Movement

Nationwide pool service franchise announces public awareness and fundraising campaign to provide a clean water source for OneWorld Health hospitals.

MACON, Ga. (ASP Headquarters)ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company, the nation’s largest pool cleaning, repair, and renovation franchise, has teamed up with OneWorld Health to provide a clean water source to hospitals in East Africa and Central America. To help support this cause, local ASP franchise owners are becoming clean water advocates and educating their customers and community about the global water crisis. In addition to public awareness, ASP is dedicated to making significant improvements for those living without access to clean water. The company has launched an ongoing fundraising campaign to raise $500,000 towards Clean Water Matters over the next five years. This will provide a clean water source to 10 new hospitals around the world.

In celebration of the Clean Water Matters fundraising initiative, the company is offering a one-day giving marathon to support this cause – ASP Gives Day.  On October 5, 2019, join the Clean Water Matters movement by giving monetary donations, learn about volunteer opportunities, or help share the word by becoming an ambassador for clean water. Find out more information on how to give by visiting ASPcares.org.

ASP Pool Company Delivers Check to OneWorld Health

(L-R) COO of ASP Thomas P. Swift, Jr., and CEO of ASP Stewart C. Vernon delivers $150,000 check to Executive Director of OneWorld Health Michael O’Neal, and CMO of OneWorld Health Dr. Edward O’Bryan, in support of Clean Water Matters movement. NEEDTOBREATHE band members and OneWorld Health partners also pictured. (ASP Photo/ Leigh-Ann Beverley)

“We feel called to do something more,” said Thomas P. Swift, Jr., President and COO of America’s Swimming Pool Company. “Clean Water Matters provides us with the opportunity to create a better, cleaner future.”

ASP has been committed to clean water since its founding in 2002. They also feel a responsibility for improving the world we live in. Both ASP and OneWord Health believe that your birth country should not determine your ability to access basic healthcare. Since 2017, the two organizations have joined forces to bring clean water to the healthcare setting of the developing world.

“Clean water is very important to our franchise owners, and to our customers each and every day,” said Stewart Vernon, Founder and CEO of America’s Swimming Pool Company. “By partnering with OneWorld Health, ASP is joining a movement to provide quality, affordable healthcare to people in need.”

The partnership combines ASP’s expertise and giving culture with OneWorld Health’s proven success in international healthcare to provide clean water to medical facilities in communities in need today and for generations to come. Since opening its first sustainable medical center in January 2011, OneWorld Health continues to transform healthcare in the developing world one community at a time. OneWorld Health is the only 100% sustainable health care solution for developing countries.

“In partnership, relationship is everything, and we believe we need to be working with like-minded folks,” said Michael O’Neal, Executive Director of OneWorld Health. “What we’ve seen with ASP and the way they run their business is exactly what we are looking for in a partnership. We are looking for people that recognize they have a platform to tell a story that’s much bigger than themselves.”

Safe water is essential for human life. Over 780 million people do not have access to an improved water source, and 5 million people die each year due to diarrheal disease as a result of unsafe drinking water, inadequate availability of water for hygiene, and lack of access to water for sanitation.

“This partnership will make many people’s lives change,” said Dr. Edward O’Bryan, Co-Founder and CMO of OneWorld Health.

To learn more about Clean Water Matters and how you can help, visit ASPcares.org. Everyone is invited to give and help advance the movement by sharing the conversation on social media using hashtags #cleanwatermatters #aspcares and #aspgives.

About ASP

ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company is the largest swimming pool cleaning, repair, and renovation franchise system in the nation. Founded in 2002 by Stewart C. Vernon, the company is based on the belief that by providing a higher quality pool service at a reasonable price, the brand would raise the industry standards for pool service. In 2005, ASP began franchising and now covers over 400 cities in 21 states across the nation. For more information on ASP’s swimming pool franchise opportunities, visit ASPfranchising.com. For more information on America’s Swimming Pool Company, visit ASPPoolco.com or find us on Facebook @asppoolco.

About Authority Brands

Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Authority Brands, LLC is the parent company of seven leading home service franchisors, America’s Swimming Pool Company, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, The Cleaning Authority, Homewatch CareGivers, Mister Sparky electric, Mosquito Squad, and One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning. Together, these brands provide home services through more than 1675 locations operated by 920 franchise owners in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Kenya and Indonesia. Authority Brands is dedicated to supporting individual franchisee growth through providing strong marketing, technology and operational support.

About OneWorld Health

OneWorld Health’s international headquarters is located in Charleston, South Carolina, with offices and sustainable medical centers in East Africa and Central America. The organization delivers quality, low-cost healthcare in the developing world through a revolutionary, long-term approach to medical interventions that reaches beyond relief work. Through focused efforts in Uganda and Nicaragua, OneWorld Health is bringing attention to healthcare problems in developing countries and advocating for a sustainable model that can break the cycle of disease for impoverished communities around the world. Learn more at www.oneworldhealth.com.

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Stephanie Fritz

Public Relations and Communications

ASP Franchising, LLC

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