Early life and career
Scott Harrison was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but grew up in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Harrison began working as a nightclub and party promoter in Manhattan. He spent the next 10 years organizing parties for the likes of MTV, VH1, Bacardi and Elle. In August 2004, Harrison quit his job and volunteered as a photojournalist for the Christian charity Mercy Ships, which operates a fleet of hospital ships offering free healthcare. He served aboard the Anastasis in West Africa, taking over 60,000 photos in 13 months.
During his two years with Mercy Ships, Harrison was exposed to the conditions of the impoverished in Liberia. As a response, Harrison founded charity: water in 2006. The charity is a non profit organization that works to bring clean water to people in developing nations through its use of public donations, which directly fund water projects such as building wells and sanitation facilities.
Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Harrison_(charity_founder)