Doc Hendley

Doc Hendley

Categories: Entrepreneurship & SME | Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility 

Travels from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Nombrado como uno de los 10 mejores héroes de CNN de 2009, Doc Hendley, appointed CNN Hero in 2019, is the inspiring founder of Wine to Water, an organization dedicated to bring clean water around the world. 

Doc Hendley is a CNN Hero and President and founder of the organization Wine to Water. He brings his knowledge of civil and human rights, global affairs and empowerment to his inspirational presentations.

The original concept of Wine to Water came from Doc Hendley’s experiences tending bars and playing music in nightclubs in Raleigh, North Carolina. Wanting to raise money to fight water related death and disease in a new way, he started to hold fundraisers that gave his patrons the chance to have a good time for a good cause.

Soon after coming up with the concept, Doc Hendley was living in Darfur, Sudan, installing water systems for refugees from the government-supported genocide. Putting himself in grave danger (two of his team were killed during his year there), Hendley returned home more determined than ever to ensure clean water is available wherever it is needed around the world.

After much hard work and self-sacrifice, Doc Hendley finally achieved his dream, and Wine to Water is now an official charity running projects in nine different countries worldwide. Thousands of lives are now being saved every year by the provision of clean drinking water, the most basic human need and right.

Speaking Topics
Hell or High Water: How One Man Turned Wine into Water and Transformed Customers into Crusaders

Hendley shares insights on how others can put simple ideas into action and use it to solve problems on the local, national, and international level.

Digging for Hope: Turning Wine to Water and Other Modern Day Miracles

Doc Hendley teaches audiences a simple but profound principle for improving the world: do what they can with what they have. 

Doc Hendley Wine To Water speaking reel 2021
Doc Hendley - Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things | CURE 2020
TEDxAsheville - Doc Hendley - Extraordinarily Ordinary
LinkedIn Talent Connect 2012: Las Vegas - Doc Hendley

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