EO Seattle Welcomes CNN Hero, Doc Hendley
EO members often talk about making a mark – and leaving a legacy. Doc Hendley, a bartender from North Carolina, is the perfect example of what it means to relentlessly pursue a passion, risk everything to make a difference, and leave the world a better place.
In 2009, CNN named Doc Hendley a CNN hero for tirelessly working to provide access to clean drinking water for the one billion people in the world who have none. CNN received nearly 9,000 submissions from 100 countries. A Blue Ribbon Panel selected the Top 10 CNN Heroes for the year.
Hendley’s foundation Wine to Water raises money and awareness about the lack of clean drinking water in the developing world. Doc Hendley has harnessed a powerful social force and multiplied the generosity of many.