Award-winning agency, 3rd Coast PR, has announced its commitment to support Surge for Water, an international nonprofit organization based in Chicago, to help spotlight the work this organization is doing to address the global water crisis.

“Our team was honored to be chosen by Surge for Water to assist them with the promotion of their 10th annual gala and help them garner more national media attention,” said Rich Timmons, president and CSO at 3rd Coast PR. “We’re inspired by the work they are doing to ensure more people have access to clean drinking water and hope our efforts will help them reach their goal of impacting one million people by early 2019.”

Since 2008, Surge for Water has invested in international communities by providing safe water and sanitation solutions to help end the cycle of poverty. The organization operates under a community-driven model that works hand-in-hand with local partners and community leaders to implement solutions that are sustainable and support the local economy. To date, Surge has helped over 800,000 people in 11 countries.

Surge’s founder, Shilpa Alva, is excited for the opportunity to work with an award-winning PR agency. “The 3rd Coast team has taken the time to get to know our organization and have genuinely connected to our mission to bring safe water and sanitation to people in need,” said Alva. “We feel confident that this partnership will result in great work as they truly want to help us raise awareness for the issue at hand.”

3rd Coast will focus on brand awareness efforts on a local and national level by supporting the organization’s events and initatives, leading national media outreach through the rest of the year.

About 3rd Coast PR

Located in the hub of the West Loop in downtown Chicago, 3rd Coast PR is an award-winning public relations agency with a track record of launching consumer products and reinvigorating mature brands through unique and effective programs. Stacked with strong and varied media and marketing backgrounds, they create dynamic campaigns for category leaders in food, beverage, nutrition, housewares, pets and baby and kids’ products. The agency has also been recognized with a Gold Bulldog PR Award for its pro bono work with national nonprofit, Gift of Adoption. For more information, visit

About Surge for Water

Surge for Water is a 501(c)3 national nonprofit organization that invests in communities through safe water and sanitation solutions on a global scale to help end the cycle of poverty. Surge operates under a community-driven model, working hand-in-hand with local partners and community members to implement impactful solutions that have been sustainably designed and created to change the world one drop at a time. For more information on Surge, visit