For the pasts three years, High Point Friends School in North Carolina has put on fund raising events to sponsor water treatment in Africa. The schools contributes to this cause by putting on musicals, a fall concert, service projects and other church groups’ donations. They have raised $13,000 so far.
“In my reading a couple years ago, I came across some distressing information from the World Health Organization,” said Linda Selleck, the meeting’s music minister and High Point Friends School’s music teacher. “Of all human misery people struggle with, the No. 1 concern these days is access to clean water for survival.”
The money raised by the school is donated in partnership with nonprofit Friendly Water for the World, to buy molds and materials to make water filters for East African communities. Their biosand water filter helps remove 95% percent of harmful bacteria in the water. Here’s a schematic for the process. The filters are 3 feet tall and 1 foot wide and can produce up to one liter of clean water a minute.
This school fund raising event is a great way to involve kids, give them a platform to perform musically, get them thinking charity plus being water aware. So if your local to the area stop by and consider supporting their efforts.
What: High Point Friends Meeting’s Water Works Ministry
Cost: Filter molds, $250; filter materials, $50
How: High Point Friends Meeting, 800 Quaker Lane, High Point, NC 27262
Water projects: Linda Selleck, 884-1359
Friendly Water for the World: www.friendly waterfortheworld.com
For those not in the area, check out Friendly Water for the World. Think about making a donation to this or your favorite water charity to help provide the basics for someone in need.
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