Puerto Rico Community Foundation launches the initiative “Water for us”
“Water for us” is one of the responses of the Puerto Rico Community Foundation (PRCF) to promote community recovery. The initiative, that started this past Monday, will provide access to drinking water to Primary Health Centers, community organizations and homes for the elderly. With a budget allocation of $ 75,000, the initiative plans the delivery of 40 purifiers, in the first stage. The Berkey water purifier, runs without electricity and its system has 8 purification elements, imperceptible to the user. It can generate up to 6,000 gallons of water before the first filter replacement.
“We’ve had a lot of walk-in organizations and most of them mentioned the lack of water. We could’ve provided bottled water, but that would have been a remediate measure, instead we are providing a mechanism that will allow them to have water now and in the future for them and their communities “said Dr. Nelson I. Colón Tarrats, executive president of the Institution.
This purification system is a safe and reliable one that we will taking to places, from Humacao to Aguada and from Yauco to San Juan. The goal is to have from one to five purifiers in every municipality.
“Water for us” is one of the initiatives promoted by the Puerto Rico Community Recovery Fund. The Institution has already granted more than $125,000 to non-profit organizations throughout Puerto Rico.
Currently there are about 15 organizations that have the system in towns such as Aguada, Ponce, San Juan, Adjuntas, Lares, Loíza, Naranjito and Corozal. Soon we will be expanding to other municipalities.
If you wish to support this initiative you can make your contribution at www.fcpr.org or you can send your contribution to PO Box 70362, San Juan Puerto Rico 00936-8362.
About Puerto Rico Community Foundation (PRCF)
The PRCF is a philanthropic institution that for the past 32 years has collaborated with the communities of Puerto Rico. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria PRCF has reactivated its Puerto Rico Community Recovery Fund. The contributions received through the Fund are used to provide grants to organizations that have become the community first responder’s.