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Doc Hendley

Founder and President of Wine To Water & CNN 2009 Hero

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Boone, NC, US
About Doc Hendley

Doc Hendley is proof that anyone, even a tattooed keg-tapper, can cure what ails the world.

In 2003 Doc Hendley dreamed up the concept of Wine To Water while bartending and playing music in nightclubs around Raleigh, North Carolina. In January of 2004 he held his first fundraiser and by August was living in Darfur, Sudan installing water systems for victims of the government-supported genocide.

When Doc returned home in 2005, the haunting memories of what he had seen in Darfur drove him to continue ...

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

His presentations are customized to each event. * teaches us to do what we can with what we have * illustrates the immense power of relationships to transcend perceived barriers * proves the power of one to ...

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Wine to Water: A Bartender's Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World by Doc Hendley
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He takes you on an emotional journey to communities whose living conditions are unimaginable to most of us. His ability share his vision, passion, commitment and excitement for his global mission has ignited a flame of passion in our membership as well.

Carol Owen, VP - Site Southeast

Doc is a fantastic person. His humility and dedication to making the world a better place is contagious for children and adults. His colorful and human stories of Africa and his work kept these youngsters captivated. I enthusiastically recommend him.

Scott Brogan, Founding Director - Brilliant Lecture Series - Conversations with Brilliance

Doc Hendley is the epitome of the individual who has made a difference. He never planned to do this but when he saw a need, he saw that he had a talent to actually direct efforts at improving that need.

Dr. Jim Woodward Chancellor - NC State University

Doc Hendley is setting a compelling example of the value of hard work and a vision to help others. He has taken a common place object and used it to mobilize communities in America to help suffering communities around the world.

Rep. Virginia Fox - North Carolina, 5th District, Winston-Salem

Doc delivers a very inspiring story of how one person can make a difference. His story covers many continents and tragedies with a central and simple theme of providing safe water. In today's complex world, he takes you back to the basics and points out that sometimes the simplest solutions provide the best outcome. His story is transferable to many aspects of life where mission, passion and service intersect. While his story creates impact at the highest level, you leave inspired to make a difference as well.

Julie Jones, Board of Directors - Association for Healthcare Foodservice

Thanks again for participating in the Spectrum Health event last week. We have been hearing nothing but great comments about your presentation. Several people have approached me and said that it was the best keynote we have ever had for this event! Thanks again for such a powerful, motivational presentation!

Amy - Spectrum Health
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Non-profit Founder Honored in Charity Book

Acclaimed photographer, John Russo, recently compiled a book titled "100 Making A Difference" that focuses on 100 different people who are changing the world through philanthropy. Among such power players as Maria Shriver, Prince Edward and the founder of Patagonia, we are thrilled to see Doc ...

The Importance Finding Your True Passion and The World's Water Crisis [INTERVIEW]

Skype Interview with Premiere Vice President,Ryan Giffen. Doc did not dream of dedicating his life to humanitarian efforts in developing countries. Far from it, in fact. He graduated from NC State University with a communications degree he wasn't sure how to ...