Hurricane Irma | Clean Water Relief
In the wake of Hurricane Irma, thousands of lives across the Caribbean have been completely devastated, not to mention entire islands.
One of the most immediate and crucial issues to tackle is access to clean drinking water. Without it, the road to recovery is infinitely more complicated and difficult.
Water being a personal passion of mine, I'm inspired by the emergency response initiative Waves For Water is launching, effective immediately.
Whatever you can spare will help them achieve what larger governmental organizations often cannot.
Details on their emergency plan below.
We are launching an emergency response initiative to provide access to clean drinking water to the Virgin Islands and the French Caribbean. Because we understand that the first few weeks are crucial in stemming the spread of waterborne diseases and dehydration, our plan is to launch our response in three phases. The intent of the first phase is to provide immediate relief to the most vulnerable families by distributing water filtration systems in regions where residents are living at or below the poverty line. After we have addressed the immediate need for clean water, phase two will serve to develop sustainable solutions to address breakdowns in water infrastructure through the creation of large and centrally-located water filtration systems. The third and final phase will analyze data that has been compiled throughout our response initiative and will design long-term mechanisms to change the way water is accessed, such as rainwater harvesting or wells.
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Caribbean Hurricane Relief Initiative
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