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Mar 072018
 

Saturday March 17th at 9am at Riverfront Park in North Charleston

Follow the link below to join our 2018 Charleston Walk for Water team: East Cooper Breakfast Rotary.

If you cannot make the event you may also donate on behalf of the team from this link.

Every day millions of people have to walk miles and miles just for water. Most of the time, the water they can find is contaminated and makes them sick.  Water Mission is changing lives, one community at a time, through their sustainable safe water solutions.

Each dollar raised by this event is going to make an impact through a safe water community development project!

Registration fee:
age 5 and under: free
age 6-15: $5
age 16-22: $15
age 23 and older: $20

link to club page:
http://events.watermissions.org/goto/ECBRotary

Charleston Walk for Water site: charlestonwalk.org

Aug 152017
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club donated $5000 to Water Missions International last June to help them complete the Nina Rumi water project in Peru.   Our name is on the thank you poster at the site!  Below are some pictures of the project.

 

Jun 132017
 

L-R: East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club President Michael Bloser and Chair of Global Grants Committee Mary English presented a check for $5000 to Lem Walker and Mark Baker of Water Missions International.

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club donated $5000 last week to a special project in Peru organized by Water Missions International.  Nina Rumi is a community in Peru that was the base for a group called Amazon Medical Missions.  Mission groups traveled there to focus on areas on the Amazon river.  The original founders retired and the campus was sold in 2011.  Jerry French, who had previously done work with that mission decided along with others to open a new campus in that same area.  Catch the Vision obtained the land and built the campus with a focus on serving the local community as well.  This water project will serve not only the campus but the 1100 residents of Nina Rumi!  During the initial assessment the water was found to have excessive levels of iron.  Engineers designed a system that would remove the iron to an acceptable level prior to treating.

To date the well has been bored, the well / treatment house / tank tower is close to being completed!  The next steps will be to install the treatment system that was designed.  They should have clean and safe drinking water in June!

Jan 092017
 

Villa Maria, Indiana, Peru - February 7, 2015

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will go on a field trip Tuesday, January 10, 2017 to tour Water Missions International.  The production facility is located on the old Navy Base at 1150 Kinzer Street, Bldg. 1605 North Charleston, SC 29405.  The meeting will start promptly at 7:30 a.m., so please account for traffic on I-526.

You don’t want to miss this great presentation and tour! Breakfast will be catered by Dish and Design.

In 1998, our founders, Molly and George Greene, were operating an environmental engineering company in Charleston, South Carolina when they heard about the devastation in Honduras caused by Hurricane Mitch. After receiving a request for multiple water treatment systems in Honduras, and being unable to find existing systems that would work, George and his team of engineers took action to build such a system – and thus the idea for Water Missions International was born.

When the Greenes arrived in Honduras, they were shocked by what they found. The river that flowed through a nearby village was the color of chocolate milk, deep brown with toxins, bacteria and hopelessness. The residents of the village referred to it as the “River of Death” – no one survived once they drank from that river. As one of the newly built water systems became operational, the local villagers were still terrified to drink any water from the river – whether it was clear or not. So Molly and George placed their own lips to the hose and drank the newly purified water. With that action, Molly and George bridged the final gap and the villagers swarmed forward to drink the water.

In the aftermath of their Honduras trip, Molly and George discovered the sad truth about the global water crisis – that billions are forced to drink dirty water every day. In 2001, the Greenes took action to combat this reality and founded Water Mission.

 

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