Students join with Google site, raise $47,000 for clean water

Donovan Sanders

Students for Clean Water raised more than $47,000 in a joint fundraising campaign with Google.

Google donated $1 for every student who used its new Hotpot application. Hotpot allows users to rate and write reviews about businesses and restaurants in their area. The campaign started on March 1 and ended March 10.

More than 1,000 students rated businesses and participated in the campaign.

The group’s founder Blake Mankin said UT Students for Clean Water was the first student organization to partner with Google Hotpot.

All of the money raised will go to charity: water. Charity: water is a nonprofit organization that focuses on bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. This money will be used to bring clean water to different schools in those areas that currently have no clean water at all.

“I’m glad that we found someone with a strong passion like us to help out those in need,” Mankin said.