DigDeep & the Water Council
Bullseye Leak Detection is excited to announce that we have joined the Water Council!
We know plumbing. We understand the importance of running water and functioning sanitation lines. We also know the level of anxiety our clients feel when a break means no hot water--or no water at all--for a day or two, sometimes even three!
But let’s consider a few things we don’t know. We don’t know how it feels to live in a home with no running water at all. We don’t know what it’s like to haul drinking water for miles by foot or what it’s like trying to wash up during a pandemic when nothing comes out the bathroom faucet.
Here’s another thing we didn’t know: In America today, roughly 2.2 million people lack running water or basic plumbing. You read that correctly. In the year 2020, millions of Americans don’t have a flushing toilet or a functioning water tap.
If this news shocks or saddens or outrages you, you’re not alone. We’re right there with you. Thankfully, an organization has stepped into the void to right this wrong. DigDeep currently runs programs in the Navajo Nation and Appalachia, bringing clean, running water to hundreds of homes. They also do research and advocacy in California’s Central Valley, where some communities have been left out of the state's water infrastructure completely.
DigDeep’s 100% model means that 100% of their donations go directly to water access programs. They rely on a different arm of their organization--the Water Council--to cover operational expenses. That’s where Bullseye comes in! This year, we joined the Water Council, pledging a three-year financial commitment to support their amazing work.
Right now, the pandemic has kept donors from visiting DigDeep’s field operations. We can’t wait to roll up our sleeves, though, and work alongside community members on a field project. Our incredible team has so much to contribute to this incredible cause. We’ll keep you posted!
If you’d like to find out more about DigDeep or donate directly to them, you can do so here:
Habitat for Humanity
Over the years, Bullseye has performed several Team Builds with Habitat for Humanity. We love the opportunity to put our construction and repair skills to use for the community. There’s nothing quite like hammering, painting, sawing, and sweating for a good cause.
Speaking of sweating, 2018 & 2019 Team Bullseye competed in the Sacramento Spartan Race, raising money for Wounded Warriors and Freedom Service Dogs of America. Our team had a great time bruising its way to the finish line for fantastic causes.
In April 2019, Bullseye Leak Detection owner, Daniel Spatz, and JS Claims & Consulting owner, Jim Krueger, teamed up to compete in the Oceanside Ironman, together raising $4,700 for Challenged Athletes Foundation!
Bike MS: Waves to Wine
In September 2019, Daniel and a team of 22 riders, called The Jane Gang, raised $23,897 for Bike MS: Waves to Wine. This weekend -long and LIFE-long opportunity makes a difference in the riders' lives and in the world. It’s a group effort that transcends personal accomplishment and touches the lives of the thousands of people affected by multiple sclerosis in our community.
COVID-19 Community Support
During this COVID-19 crisis, we have been making donations to various food banks. Among them, we participated in the Big Day of Giving for the Yolo County Food Bank.
Other Charitable Work
In the past, Bullseye has donated to such charities as the World Wildlife Fund, EcoHealth Alliance, the Environmental Defense Fund, The Marine Mammal Center, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, and The Glass Slipper.