Averill Strasser and Bev Rouse from the Water Charity presented their program.
The charity is built on the premise that they will help provide clean water for as many people, all over the world as they can – Averill says that more people die from lack of clean water than from all incidents of violence.
They mostly provide support, resourcing, engineering for water projects world-wide, often working with the Peace Corps. They have worked on more than 3,000 projects all over the world, and provided about $3,000,000 in services. They are directly responsible for providing water for about 3,000,000 peole.
Headquartered in Crestline, their budget has grown from $100,000 5 years ago to almost $1,000,000 today.
What an amazing outfit!
- She and her team has raised $105,000 for the cause over the years!
- Her goal this year is to raise $11,000 – and she’s more than half way there!
Karen Reams and Bob Kinzle of Park & Recreation gave an update on new projects. The Tour de Lake Arrowhead is August 27th. Over 200 riders are expected. Please call Bob if you are interested in volunteering.