In Memory of Roan & Neo Sanders

About This Campaign

Although we only experienced a small glimpse into the lives of Roan, 17, and Neo, 15, Sanders, their selfless hearts for service has had a big impact. The Sanders boys are no longer with us, but we still smile at the legacy they have left behind to fight the global water crisis with us, despite their young age. Click here for an account of Roan and Neo’s involvement with Wine To Water from the perspective of Lisa Merritt, Volunteer Program Director. 
Wine To Water

Campaign to Support Wine To Water

We're a small team based in Boone, NC, who believes ordinary people, in community, can make an extraordinary difference in the world.  This movement began in 2004 when our founder, Doc Hendley, while bartending in Raleigh, NC, learned about the world’s water crisis.  Once captured by the cause, Doc felt the need to do something about it.  So, he did. He did what he knew best…pour some wine, beer, and spirits, play some music, and have a great time with friends. When it was all said and done, a few thousand dollars was raised due to the generosity of the community.  With some money in hand, Doc soon found himself in Darfur, in the midst of a war, working to provide clean water to those who were in desperate need in desperate times.  Thus, Wine To Water was born.    

In loving memory of Roan and Neo Sanders.
  1. Evan Brock
    Evan Brock gave a $104.58 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Roan and Neo Sanders
    8 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  2. Sayre School Girl Scout Troop #1787
    Sayre School Girl Scout Troop #1787 gave a $2,235 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Neo Sanders
    Troop #1787 was made of friends and classmates of Neo Sanders and schoolmates of Roan Sanders. The troop has been trying to decide who to donate the money the girls earned from years of cookie sales to and they unanimously agreed there was no better use of the money than to donate it to Wine to Water in honor and remembrance of Neo and Roan.
    8 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  3. Wine To Water
    Wine To Water gave a $25 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Roan & Neo
    "Please acknowledge this donation on behalf of Neo & Roan Sanders in memorium to their grandmother Suzanne Pritchard 729 Glendover Road Lexington, KY 40502".
    8 months ago · Like
  4. Sibel Gullo
    Sibel Gullo gave a $261 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Roan and Neo Sanders
    We will miss Roan and Neo, with their big hearts and infectious smiles.
    9 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  5. Karen Simpson
    Karen Simpson gave a $50 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Roan and Neo Sanders
    Heather -This sounds like such a great organization - so glad your boys were a part of it.
    9 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  6. Ann Evans
    Ann Evans gave a $78.51 donation
    In memory of Roan and Neo and the joy and enthusiasm with which they lived life and gave of themselves to help others
    9 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  7. Equine Diagnostic Solutions, LLC
    Equine Diagnostic Solutions, LLC gave a $104.58 donation
    In Memory of Roan and Neo Sanders
    9 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  8. Megan Maines
    Megan Maines gave a $105.67 donation
    Dedication In Memory of: Neo Sanders
    9 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.