Former Nightclub Owner Who Was Addicted to Drugs, Porn, & Gambling Now Brings Clean Water to 8 Million People Through Charity

A former nightclub promoter turned Christian humanitarian whose charity has helped bring clean water to over 8 million people has released a new book that he hopes will encourage more individuals to aid the cause.

Scott Harrison, the New York City-based founder and CEO of charity: water, has a book released on Tuesday titled Thirst.

The book covers Harrison’s life, from being raised in a pious Christian home, to his several years as a nightclub promoter in which he indulged in many vices and avoided religion, to his decision to return to his devout Christian roots and eventually found a charity centered on providing clean water to the many areas of the world lacking it.

“I was so eager to share the story of water, this human resource, this story of how everyday people have engaged and brought the best of themselves, their time, their creativity, their passion, their generosity to this issue. It impacted so many lives,” said Harrison in an interview with The Christian Post on Monday.

Founded in September 2006, charity: water presently has supported clean water projects throughout the developing world, providing clean water to more than 8 million people via the contributions of about 1 million donors worldwide.

Harrison explained to CP that he wanted to not only share the story about charity: water in his new book, but also to encourage others whose past mistakes “are keeping them from a different future.”

“I was strung out on drugs, addicted to pornography, and cigarettes and gambling and drinking, and was able to really transform my life by coming back to my faith and by walking away from a life of vice and selfishness,” said Harrison.

The Symbolic Ship

Harrison left his devout Christian home at age 19, ending up in New York City where he became a nightclub promoter who often engaged in drinking, drug use, smoking, and other vices.

At the beginning of the book, Harrison noted that after years of living this lavish lifestyle, surrounded by big names and constant parties, he was feeling what he called a “numbness.”

“My body was dulling. My conscience was cooked,” wrote Harrison. “It took about ten years to pull it off, but somehow I’d managed to become the worst version of myself.”

With the help of his parents, Harrison returned to his Christian roots. From there, he decided that he had to leave the nightclub life and sought to do something better.

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Source: Christian Post