Your spare change = clean water

$7,785 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 84 people in 31 months
James Huber
on behalf of Hands Haiti
 RANDOLPH, NJ

The Need -
We are seeking your support for a new drinking water system for the Santo Mission in Port au Prince, Haiti. The Mission is run by the Missionaries of the Poor (MOP) and the Brothers, staff and volunteers care for more than 80 residents.  The mission is a very secure and safe place.  The brothers currently buy bottled water. They have already installed a new well but the well requires treatment for it to be potable.  Many of Haiti‘s wells get cross contaminated from human and animal waste and make the water unsafe to drink.  Some waterborne illnesses can be life threatening. 


The New Water System -  The system will be designed to supply up to 750 gallons per day.  Typical drinking water needs are expected to be 150 gallons per day.   The new water system will include a trash filter, booster pump, dual softening system, sediment filter, reverse osmosis filtration, ultraviolet light disinfection, bottling station, spare parts and analytical equipment.   To house the system and an adjacent food storage area, a new building will also be constructed.   The pictures below are from the MOP site in Cap Haitian where the team has successfully implemented the same system.  The success of the Cap Haitian water system has been the impetus for implementing the same sytem in the Santo Mission in Port au Prince.  




The Costs - The total cost of the building and the water treatment system is $24,000.  A church in Richmond Virginia has raised and committed $12,000 of this total.  So our goal for this campaign is to raise another $12,000.



The Water Team - The water team is made up of the same team who planned, installed and regularly monitors the Cap Haitian System - Lee Brown, Correll Moore, Mary Ellison, Laura Wright and A.J. Capuzzi.  They are engineers, scientists and water professionals with experience installing and starting up systems in developing countries.  They will plan, design, procure, install, and start-up the system.  They will provide training, operating procedures and ongoing support


Fundraising Partners -  Hands for Haiti a registered 501-3 (c) charity in Randolph New Jersey, is sponsoring this fund drive.  Their members include Steve Gebhardt, Mark Creasser, Steve Favory, and Cindy Tice.  This effort is being assisted by other Randolph residents including Jim Huber, Peggy Wagner, Courtney and Tom Spellman, Stephanie and Rene Toledo.    

The Goal - The intent is to provide a sustainable drinking water system that the Brothers can operate and maintain.   We hope to place the system into operation in the October 2016.  We need to raise $12,000 by July 2016 to make this a reality.

Please help.

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I know it's been a while, but we've still been working to raise the money for the water filtration system. In fact, the Axis Youth Group raised $1,000 for the campaign through a car wash.

Way to go guys - youth making a difference.

Axis Youth Group - Car Wash for Haiti
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One of our donors had the following to share about a previous posting (not the current campaign photo), which is the brutal reality in Haiti:

The girl in my arms in the above photo died of Cholera in 2011. Today, as a result of the wonderful water purification system on site at Missionaries of the Poor in Cap Haitien, residents receive purified water, made on the premises. This is the objective of this drive, to provide a water purification system in Santo, the Mission in Port-Au-Prince.
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Their thirst is never quenched - they are just children.

Please spread the word, so we can reach our goal and fully implement the water filtration system.

We just passed 50% of our goal.

God bless.
Their thirst never ends - please donate
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Sadly, the smiles on these childrens' faces belie the risk they take each time they take a drink of water. Help us implement a water filtration system that will make their water safe to drink and allow them to continue to smile.

Thanks for your help. God Bless.
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Agnes Amundsen
29 months ago

The girl in my arms in the above photo died of Cholera in 2011. Today, as a result of the wonderful water purification system on site at Missionaries of the Poor in Cap Haitien, residents receive purified water, made on the premises. This is the objective of this drive, to provide a water purification system in Santo, the Mission in Port-Au-Prince.

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$7,785 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 84 people in 31 months
Created May 25, 2016
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$10
Anonymous
21 months ago
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$50
Ann Piovano
27 months ago

God bless

AG
$1,000
Axis Youth Group
27 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you so much!!! God Bless

LA
$200
Lou Argento
28 months ago

I want to thank Courtney Spellman for sharing her pictures and stories from Haiti. It not only makes me appreciate what I have...things as basic as a daily shower or even drinking water, so ANYONE who sees/knows the conditions others must endure, should give what they can! Even $5 (the price of 1 cup of Starbucks) can buy 2 CASES of generic water from a local store that would be appreciated by SO many.

$33
Anonymous
28 months ago
KB
$50
Kathleen Burke
28 months ago
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Kudos to the Axis Youth Group of St. Matthew the Apostle Parish in Randolph for their participation!

Agnes Amundsen
29 months ago

The girl in my arms in the above photo died of Cholera in 2011. Today, as a result of the wonderful water purification system on site at Missionaries of the Poor in Cap Haitien, residents receive purified water, made on the premises. This is the objective of this drive, to provide a water purification system in Santo, the Mission in Port-Au-Prince.

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