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In June, Water@Work, the faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing clean water to the poorest of the poor, installed four state-of-the-art water purification systems in ‘bateys’ (sugar cane camps) and other locations in the Dominican Republic.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 30, 2012
Earlier this month, Water@Work, the faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing clean water to the poorest of the poor, installed four state-of-the-art water purification systems in ‘bateys’ (sugar cane camps) and other locations in the Dominican Republic.
“At Water@Work we want to bring clean water and God’s Word to batey residents, children, and future generations in the DR,” notes Patrick Borders, Executive Director of Water@Work. “With the support of churches and people all across the US, we desire to lift up the entire at-risk population across the DR within the foreseeable future.”
Tom Flaim, Patrick Borders and Karen Taylor, Atlanta-based founding members of Water@Work, installed four clean water systems and trained local residents to maintain and service them during a week-long trip in early June.
“Following Jesus’ command to serve others, Water@Work seeks to make a significant difference in the lives of the poor. We focus our efforts in one specific area – currently in the Dominican Republic,” notes Borders. “This focus allows us to efficiently use our resources so we can maximize the funds that go directly to implementing clean water systems. It also allows us to better measure the success of our program.”
Within the DR, up to 2 million Haitian immigrants live in deplorable conditions in ‘bateys’, often without access to safe, affordable clean water. Because of their undocumented status, they are known as the invisible poor.
“It is our plan to replicate our model within the DR and in other countries throughout the developing world,” says Borders.
To learn more about Water@Work, its guiding principles and the urgent need for clean water in the DR, follow the organization on Facebook or Twitter.
Water@Work is a non-profit tax exempt organization dedicated to providing clean water to the poorest of the poor, currently focusing on communities in the Dominican Republic. Water@Work partners with churches and Christ-based organizations to install and manage water filtration systems that produce clean water exceeding US - EPA standards.
Through clean water,
The smallest “drop in the bucket” can make a BIG difference.
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