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Emergency Water for Oaxaca

$13,350 of $13,000 goal

Raised by 112 people in 5 months
They never saw it coming.

Saturday, September 9 at 12:30 in the morning an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico off the coast of Oaxaca. More than 100 people are dead and hundreds of thousands have lost their homes.

Entire villages have been destroyed all across Oaxaca and in every case there is one pressing need. 

Clean water.

I have spent over 25 years working and serving in Mexico, the last 18 in Oaxaca. Most people will never see devastation like this in their lives. Imagine having to think about caring for your family and rebuilding your home if you can't even get a glass of clean water.

I work with Adventures in Life Ministry and together we are trying to raise $13,000.00 to help four small villages, almost completely destroyed by the earthquake.

Here's how we will use the money...

1. A village water purification system that will provide 1000 gallons of clean water daily for each of those four villages.

2. To provide as many as 100 individual water filters to people who might not be able to reach the village water systems we install.

Each village system will cost $1500.00 and every $100.00 will provide 4 families with the gift of clean, safe water.

Can you help and provide hope for the following communities in Oaxaca?

Reforma de Pineda, San Mateo del Mar, and Chicapa de Castro and Asunción Ixtaltepec.
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Thanks to everyone who made this campaign a success.

We made all of our goals and have recently returned from Oaxaca where we distributed more than 300 individual filters and set up 4 village systems. I will be returning to that area in January to set up at least 2 additional village water systems and hopefully distribute another 150 individual filters.

The photo I'm attaching shows exactly how we spent the monies you donated through Go Fund Me. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through GFM, Facebook, telephone, email or the web!

Again... thanks for all your help and support!

Dave
How we spent your money in Oaxaca
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We made it! Not just our monetary goal, but to Juchitan and a number of other cities as well. Over the next week we'll be posting a number of videos and pictures of the installation of our first round of water filters. Thanks for being part of our team... dave
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We arrived in Juchitan Monday. The site of so many fallen buildings, among others waiting to be taken down because they are unsafe was stunning. The same was true in Ixtaltepec where my team was working Tuesday. Over 70% of the homes in the city collapsed, or are condemned because of the damage. While there we gave out 70 personal water filters to people in need. We also set up a larger water purification system for one of the relief centers that will be providing up to 1000 gallons of clean, safe water every day for the people of the town.

Thanks for all your help in making this happen!
Here's a quick update from Ixtaltepec
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All of our filters cleared customs in Mexico City. Next step... Oaxaca tonight and Juchitan Monday. Looking forward to a great week of work and water helping Oaxaca. And yes! You can still give...
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$13,350 of $13,000 goal

Raised by 112 people in 5 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Adventures in Life Ministry
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