Water Charity Typhoon Haiyan Relief – Philippines
By chief – Posted on 11 November 2013
Within days after the devastating typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, and while it was still ravaging Vietnam, Water Charity began this effort to get water filters to the victims. With over 800,000 evacuees still housed in makeshift housing, churches and community centers, and well before any refugee camps had been constructed, Water Charity was already organizing the delivery of life-saving carbon nanotube filters.
Our first shipment of filters was paid for out of our own pockets, and is being flown to the Philippines personally by one of our colleagues to expedite distribution.
Far and away the best and most cost-efficient filter technology, these lightweight, durable and highly effective filters are engineered to less than a micron, and thus prevent all known pathogens, bacteria, cysts, protozoa, and even the smallest virus from passing through.
We started using this technology under our Filters for Life Program, so when the extent of the devastation became apparent, we were ready to step up and help with the relief effort.
The Sawyer filters are a practical, immediate, and long-term solution to the need for safe drinking water. They can last for over 10 years of heavy use, are washable, and are extremely versatile.
With filters ranging from $15 to $80 depending on usage, source water, and volume needed, there is no reason not to ensure that every single victim of this catastrophe can’t at least have the best quality water possible.
The need for water is acute, and will be for quite some time. Long after this event has passed from the news, there will still be people without villages to return to, and helping them with this most basic of necessities is the most efficacious way to contribute to their health and wellbeing.
Please give generously to this ongoing program. We will accept what you can afford, but we will give special recognition for donations of $100 or more.
CannedWater4Kids, Sussex, WI, USA – $500
Carol Host, Glendale, CA, USA – $100
Elena Kramer, Raleigh, NC, USA – $100
Diane Ray, Chattanooga, TN, USA – $100
Robert & Sandy Barrett, Calimesa, CA, USA – $100