Grateful for Volunteers!

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National Volunteer Appreciation Week is celebrated the week of April 18. Design Outreach began as a group of volunteers who wanted to use their abilities to further God’s kingdom and help others. Currently, Design Outreach benefits greatly from having 60 volunteers across a wide spectrum of disciplines from engineering to marketing to office support and more. Last year, Design Outreach … Read More

Chemical Abstracts Society (CAS) to Support DO Again in 2021

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On World Water Day, March 22, 2021, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) held a Town Hall meeting with over 300 people from around the globe. The event was both a recap of last year’s successful, employee-driven fundraising campaign and the renewal of their support for providing safe, reliable water to the people of Malawi. This year, CAS employees have committed to … Read More

LifePumps™ in Guatemala—A New Partnership, A New Country

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Last summer, Water for Life Guatemala co-founder Gary Bartholomew and several other team members traveled from Deer Park, Washington, to see a LifePump in action.  They spent the day at the DO prototype shop at Exact Machine Corporation in Sunbury, Ohio, where they participated in LifePump installation training.  Not long after that visit, they ordered 10 LifePumps for their work … Read More

Welcome Project Engineer Daniel Wang

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When Daniel met with Design Outreach CEO Greg Bixler for the first time in February 2020, it was one of his first exposures to humanitarian engineering and a faith-based engineering organization.  While he found it interesting, he thought his life was on a different track.  With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Daniel’s outlook for the future began to change.  … Read More

Team Updates: Naja Robinson Promoted to Principal Engineer

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Naja Robinson joined the Design Outreach team as a Project Engineer in May 2020 and quickly made an impact by guiding the summer internship program and the update of the LifePump field installation guide.  Over the past year, she has shown leadership as she has led projects like the LifePumpLink dashboard project in partnership with E2 Infosystems. In her new … Read More

Mission Partner Update: From the Frontlines of Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

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Recently, the Design Outreach team visited Africa and traveled to Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The three-country trip had been the first opportunity to travel in 2020. It provided an incredible opportunity to set up critical supply chain depots, install LifePumps, LifePumpLinks, provide training for local installers to continue the work, and set up the Malawi Field Office.

Passionate Christ-Follower & Engineer Michelle Lockwood Joins Design Outreach Board of Directors

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“Christ sits at the center of our lives, and my main goal in life is to glorify Him. That may mean doing it through providing clean water, educating engineering students, or by providing guidance and encouragement to a nonprofit. Each of these actions can have meaning, purpose, and serve the greater goal of helping others in Jesus’ name, glorifying Him.” … Read More