We are seeking to raise funds to distribute "Community" and "Family" size LifeStraws to hard hit rural areas of Puerto Rico. One LifeStraw "Community" provides 100,000 L of safe water - that's enough to provide safe water to 100 people per day. A LifeStraw Community costs about $325 and a Lifestraw Family costs about $75. The LifeStraw company is partnering with us to get these water filters directly to those in need in the underserved areas of Puerto Rico where potable water is not available. These water filtration systems remove bacteria such as Leptospirosis which is a huge problem in Puerto Rico. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and you will recieve an emailed receipt upon contributing. For more info, please go to www.lifestraw.com AND http://lifestraw.com/our-story/
LifeStraw "Community" is a high-volume, point-of-use community water purifier with built-in safe storage, which provides microbiologically safe drinking water for schools, health facilities, workplaces and community settings.
LifeStraw Safe Water Fund wrote:
LifeStraws have been used to prevent waterborne disease for victims of disaster all over the world. Most recently, LifeStraw’s Safe Water Fund has helped to support victims of the disasters in Haiti, Ecuador, Peru, South Sudan, Myanmar, Nepal and the Philippines. LifeStraw is committed to ensuring people have access to safe water, preventing waterborne diseases such as cholera, typhoid and bacterial contamination that can often happen after disasters. We have teams in 64 countries globally.