Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

YOUth Missions Steps Up and Helps Big Time

YOUth Missions, Hackensack, NJ

YOUth Missions, Hackensack, NJ

We are the YOUth Missions group of the Second Reformed Church, Hackensack, N.J. We are made up of youth ranging in ages 11 to 18. Most of our work involves outreach to our community homeless but each spring we take on a new project. This year our members began learning about the world water crisis. We watched informational videos, researched causes and solutions on the web, and passed on what we learned to members of our church congregation.

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Simbi School Water Well Pictures

Here are a few pictures of the water well completed last month at the Simbi Primary School in Kendu Bay, Kenya.   After some technical problems with their camera, our team re-visited the well site to grab these shots.

Simbi School Well:

Population – 2,782 + Children
Well Depth – 70 ft

Donor:
St. Peters Catholic Church –  Greenville, NC

 

That’s A Lot of Change

A.G. Bell School in Chicago, IL raises nearly $2,000 in change!   Yes…the jingly kind!!

Check out the letter we just received…

My name is Samantha D., I am writing from Alexander Graham Bell School on the north side of Chicago. One of our school initiatives this year was to promote green initiatives in our curricula and our community-based efforts. As such we re­searched like-minded organizations and were particularly inspired by your efforts.

While it may be easy to impress upon adults the issues of the world, children are often unsure of what they can do to help. In an effort to inspire them and show how they can make a difference, we held a “penny war” competition at our school.

Each grade competed against each other by filling their jug with pennies. They then “at­tacked” other grades with silver coins and dollars to negate their penny earnings. The battle was fierce, and we are proud of the camaraderie that surfaced. After five days of “battle” (and a LOT of coin counting) we raised over $1900. We would like to give you this money to support your cause of helping people the world over have better access to clean water.

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Congrats to Jeff and Lauren

Jeff & Lauren's Friends Give Clean Water as a Wedding Gift

Jeff & Lauren's Friends Give Clean Water as a Wedding Gift

Jeff and Lauren are getting married this weekend.

To celebrate this very special occasion, a few of their friends have decided to give a different kind of wedding gift…one that keeps giving, everyday, to more than 100 people for the next 10 years!

With the money this group has collected, we’re going to build a well in Western Kenya.  In a few months, Jeff & Lauren, and everyone who attends their wedding will be able to see the good they have done, right here.

Just imagine the countless weddings that will take place in Kenya, over the next ten years, in the community this will help.  At each celebration there, clean water will be served to the guests…thanks to one very special wedding this weekend.

Congratulations Jeff & Lauren…on your marriage, and on having some very special friends!

If you’d like to support Jeff & Laurens Wedding Gift, you can be a part of it here.  Or, you can leave a comment below for the happy couple!