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Good News about Cannon Corp., Erin Christian and Vanessa Lima

Local engineering firm Cannon Corp. sold out of dinners at its annual Well Worth It drive-thru barbecue fundraiser to benefit families in need and bring clean water to people in developing countries. Cannon employees and volunteers gather around the barbecues for a group photo.
Local engineering firm Cannon Corp. sold out of dinners at its annual Well Worth It drive-thru barbecue fundraiser to benefit families in need and bring clean water to people in developing countries. Cannon employees and volunteers gather around the barbecues for a group photo.

San Luis Obispo

Local engineering consulting firm Cannon Corp. raised more than $11,000 at its annual Well Worth It drive-thru barbecue fundraiser.

The mission of the company and employee-driven campaign is to raise awareness about the global water crisis and to provide clean water infrastructure to villages in developing nations.

For four years in a row, Well Worth It has partnered with Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County to provide local families in need with barbecue dinners. This year, 70 dinners were donated to local families and another 16 were donated to local veterans, thanks to donations from the community.

The 406 dinners served will provide 500 men, women and children with access to clean water in developing countries, according to a news release from the firm.

“I absolutely love this event. Every year, I am inspired and encouraged by the outpouring of support from the community,” said Liz Moody, Cannon’s marketing director and co-founder of the campaign.

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Two members from the California Conservation Corps’ Los Padres Center in San Luis Obispo will spend the next few months working in Australia. Erin Christian, 22, and Vanessa Lima, 26, will join seven other corps members on the CCC’s work exchange program with Conservation Volunteers Australia.

The CCC contingent will work on natural resource projects such as flood recovery efforts and a community garden.

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