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Chris Long launches Hometown H2o in Virginia

Bennett Conlin, The Daily Progress on March 05, 2020

Chris Long won the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2018 for his charitable work. The former Virginia standout and 11-year NFL veteran hung up his cleats after the 2018 season, and his charitable giving has only grown since then.

Long created the Chris Long Foundation in 2015, and he’s poured resources into his Waterboys initiative ever since.

Long and the Waterboys team set a goal of funding 32 deep-bore water wells - one for every NFL team — in 2015 to help provide clean water to those who didn’t have it. That goal was completed in 2018, and the next goal became to provide access to clean drinking water for 1 million people worldwide.

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