Posted on March 17, 2018
There's a lot of work to do still!
Six months after life changed for all Puerto Ricans, the daily struggle to access clean drinking water remains very much a reality for many in the island. Our commitment to supply filtration systems remains as strong as ever, and our efforts to deliver them have not relented.
During our water filter distribution trips we have also provided aid to families in need in the form of food, construction supplies and support, as possible and as needed. Our focus remains strongly rooted in clean water supply, however the overall need for relief is strong beyond our means.
In addition to this, we have also had the opportunity to collect water samples to send away for lab analysis. This has helped determine which type and levels of contaminants in the public water supply and various spring water sources. It helps us further focus our efforts to ensure those that do have their water supply restored are able to continue filtering it to make it fit to drink.
While there are those that have had service restored, towns such as Morovis continue to rely on bottled water and contaminated natural sources. Intestinal illnesses continue to affect the residents, and we have the chance to help them.
But we continue to need your support. If you have donated in the past - thank you! You have made a difference. If you have not been able to yet, or if you have donated in the past and have the chance to do so again, please know your contribution is essential to reach those that still need help.
As a 501c3 non-profit, know that your contribution is tax-deductible. Appropriate receipts will be provided to ensure you can take advantage of this.
Thanks for your generosity.