Hundreds of people in Erie are helping to bring clean water to thousands in desperate areas of Africa.
This years Fall gala fundraiser for Africa 6000 International's " Project Water" was at the Kahkwa Club Saturday evening.
The organization builds water wells in Africa to reduce the 6,000 daily child fatalities from water related illnesses.
Saturday night's featured speaker was Dan Resien, the Chairman of the Board of Famous Dave's of America.
Proceeds from the event will go toward drilling a series of wells in Tanzania.
"Collectively over the last seven years we've raised enough money to distribute approximately a million and a half dollars, drill more than 50 water wells, and are bringing clean water to folks that have never had it," said Dennis Prishchak of Africa 6000. His father founded the organization.
The dinner in Erie is expected to raise $30,000 to $40,000.