Agua limpia para PR (Clean water for PR)
Puerto Ricans haven't had access to clean, potable water since Hurricane Maria devastated their island on September 20th. A big percentage of the population is still without running water, forced to collect it at local streams and creeks! Even those lucky enough to have running water have to boil it, since primary municipal water sources are still testing positive for E. coli while some sectors' water have Leptospirosis. Boiling water can be expensive as it requires fuel and/or electricity to do. It is not just inconvenient, but it represents a safety hazard, especially for the elderly and the disabled. The health and even lives of many people are at stake. On December 9th, The NY Times reported that actual deaths since the hurricane are 1,052 and that the average number of daily deaths went up from 82 before, to 118 after the hurricane. Not having easy access to clean water is undoubtedly part of this crisis! This is why myself, and ARHS' Unidos por Puerto Rico are asking you to donate on our page in the non-profit Waves for Water's website. They have both staff and volunteers in PR distributing water filters to many communities since the hurricane hit. They use Sawyer water filters, which my husband and I personally use when hiking the Appalachian Trail: This filtration system is fast, easy, and the most cost efficient way to get pure potable water to communities in need. One filter can provide 100 people with clean water for up to 5 years/ one million gallons. Please help us alleviate the suffering in Puerto Rico by contributing so that families can have easier access to clean, healthy water. Please donate!
All Donations go directly to:
Caribbean Hurricane Relief Initiative
After launching our initial response to Hurricane Irma, we were cautiously standing by, watching Hurricane Maria’s rapid increase in power, elevating it from a Category 1 hurricane to a Category… More