Children of the Nations Partners with Rotary Club of Silverdale to Bring Safe Water to Impoverished Dominicans

    Silverdale, WA – February 9, 2012 – Last fall, the Rotary Club of Silverdale provided the funds for water purification systems to be installed in two of the five communities Children of the Nations (COTN) serves in the Dominican Republic. The installation process has already begun, and members of the Rotary Club will travel to the Dominican Republic on February 18 to observe the installation and witness the transformation their gift brings to the community.

    Currently, residents of the communities of Los Robles and Pueblo Nuevo have no access to clean water. Families have the option of buying partially purified water from a water truck, or simply drinking from the unclean taps that run through the village. Children are constantly sick from waterborne illnesses, most commonly diarrhea, which prevents children from attending school on a regular basis.

    COTN has high hopes for the Rotary Club's clean water projects, as clean water will significantly reduce sickness, keeping children in school and focused on their futures. Through the project and the trip, Rotarian Jason Mayer hopes to bring transformation to the lives of individual children, and show Rotarians how great of an impact they can make. "I hope to change the hearts of Rotarians to consider what changing just one child's life can do to a generation," he says. "We can’t save the world but we can help one child know they are loved and that they have a purpose."

     

    Children of the Nations is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising children who transform nations. The organization currently serves in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Liberia, providing holistic care to orphaned and destitute children. For more information, visit www.cotni.org.

    For more information contact:
    Pam Wright, Senior Director – Advancement
    360-698-7227 / pamwright@cotni.org