The Clean Water Crisis In Haiti
Access to Clean Water
For approximately 1/8th of the world’s population, clean water is not accessible and contaminated water is a daily threat to health and well-being. A lack of source, materials, and education in many underdeveloped countries has lead to an epidemic of life threatening diarrheal disease. Water-based diseases take the lives of a devastating 4,000 children a day across the globe. So what is to be done when that which is supposed to be a life-source is instead life-threatening?
Earthquake in Haiti
On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. The epicenter was located 15 miles WSW of Port-Au-Prince. Since then, there have been 59 aftershocks from the initial quake. A number of these were nearly as devastating as the initial impact with some ranging from 4.2 to 5.9 magnitude in strength.
Disaster Relief Haiti
Since then, the Haitian people have gone without accessible, sanitary, and clean water. Most of the wells have been compromised and the fishing villages are completely without a city piping system since the Haiti earthquake of 2010. The devastation is far reaching, the death toll is rising and we are in the midst of it all providing clean water one village at a time.
When disaster strikes, Poured Out sends resources, volunteers, and experience to aid in relief efforts, but that’s only half of what we do. We’re confident that your skills can aid in the efforts of our organization. If you’re interested in volunteering in any way we’d love your help. Please visit the volunteer page for more info.
Poured Out functions solely on donations from people like you, who are concerned with water safety around the world. A donation of $100 can provide safe, clean water for a family of up to 10 people for life! Remember, any donation is helpful, so whether you can give $5 or $5,000 know that you’re helping a family in desperate need of good water. We appreciate your support!
We believe in remaining true to the DNA our nonprofit was built upon, with a focus on serving those who are in need above our personal comfort. Your love, support, and prayers can go a long way to helping us accomplish our goals, and we thank you for them.