Glens Falls Rotary - Box 4702, Queensbury, NY 12804



Club President
David Bogue
David Bogue
Rotary International
District 7190

Print this page


Pure Water Program

                                                   

 

Dear Friends of Rotary,

Did you know that over one billion people in the world do not have access to pure water? How sad it is that over two million children are dying every year due to water borne diseases. That means there is one child who dies somewhere in the world every 15 seconds! How fortunate we are to have some of the best drinking water in the world, right here, and most of us take it for granted. 

These staggering numbers inspired the Glens Falls Rotary, along with 74 other clubs, 4 districts,
The Rotary Foundation of  Rotary International, and Pure Water for the World, to combine funds and efforts to provide thousands of bio-sand filters to serve 15,000 people with clean drinking water in Choluteca, Honduras. Children there were dying by the thousands from contaminated water. Through the efforts of Pure Water for the World expediting and organizing these projects, we are improving the quality of life for thousands of Hondurans that do not have access to clean drinking water. In 2008 we partnered with the Glens Falls Medical Mission to launch a clean water program for families with children in Guatemala.

 

We also are helping in Haiti. Thousands of children are dying there too. Our project had its beginning eight years ago and certainly a lot more has to be done, but over 20,000 children are now enjoying the benefits of drinking clean water in this poor third world country as well.

 

Once again this year the Rotary Club of Glens Falls is focusing on Haiti. Since the devastating earthquake that hit the country in January 2011, we have re-doubled our efforts to help the children and families by providing bio-sand water filters in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding towns and villages. We will again team up with Pure Water for the World and the money raised in Glens Falls for these filters will provide pure drinking and household water to thousands of people and save countless lives in poorer areas of this country in the Carribean.

    

Water-borne illness is one of the top killers in underdeveloped nations and can be stopped with the use of bio-sand filters. Further details are available on the club's website www.glensfallsrotary.org or by visiting www.purewaterfortheworld.org .

 

This will be our 7th year working with Pure Water for the World, The Rotary Foundation and Rotary International to raise the funds necessary to continue this vital work. So please join us on May 10th  2014 for our 9th annual Pure Water Walk , in Crandall Park, Glens Falls, NY. Rain or shine, come help us raise funds for this very worthy humanitarian effort.
 

It's going to be a big party, no rain dates here (after all, it's all about water)! We are registering teams that will raise money for the Pure Water for the World project by walking or running a two mile trail around the park. There will be games, entertainment, and lots of fun to be had by all! So come and bring the family. Educate your children about how fortunate we are to have some of the best drinking water in the world, right here. Help them experience the satisfaction of helping their peers.

Rotarians are reaching across political boundaries to save lives, promote peace and world fellowship, and....... WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please support us by being part of a team.  Bring your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors;  to Print a form simply highlight the Water Walk tab at the top of this web page and select the form or brochure you need.  If you prefer, click Download Forms, for forms and more information. If you cannot participate but would still like to support this important event, you may send a donation to the Glens Falls Rotary Foundation, a 501C3 tax deductible organization. Mail to: Rotary Club of Glens Falls, PO Box 4702, Queensbury, NY, 12804

Rotary is making a difference. You can too. Come join us. Help save the children!

 

 

 

  

Meeting Time & Location Information
Thursday at 12:15 PM
The Ramada Inn
1 Abbey Lane
Queensbury, NY 12804  map it
USA
Contact Information
David Bogue
phone: 518-321-9922
fax: 518 409-8436
contact us
www.glensfallsrotary.org

**The Club also meets at 7:30 AM for breakfast every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month at the Ramada Inn, Exit 19, Rt. 87, ADK Northway. For info call 855-499-0001.

 



Site Content and Photographs ©2014  Glens Falls Rotary.  All rights reserved.

Website application developed and hosted by RUSHweb Solutions.