Tuesday January 29, 2013

Brattleboro Rotary donates $500 to Pure Water for the World

BRATTLEBORO -- At its Jan. 10 meeting, the Brattleboro Rotary Club hosted guest speaker Carolyn Crowley Meub, the executive director of Pure Water for the World, a non-profit organization that originated with the Brattleboro Rotary Club nearly 20 years ago and has since flourished. The club presented Meub with a donation of $500.

The roots of Pure Water for the World began in 1994 when Peter Abell, a local dentist and member of the Brattleboro Rotary Club, volunteered to go to a small Salvadoran village to provide medical services. Abell was moved by the poor living conditions and vowed to make a difference and do something. With the support of the Brattleboro Rotary Club, Abell decided to help the people by providing rural villages with potable water.

The success and interest of the club's activities soon outgrew the capacity of the Rotary Club. As a result, Pure Water for the World, Inc. was set up as a 501(c)(3) organization to carry out this important humanitarian effort. Pure Water for the World focuses on remote regions of developing countries which lack sustainable clean, safe drinking water. PWW works with local governments and community partners to select, analyze the appropriate technology for the community, and to implement cost effective projects.

For more information about the Brattleboro Rotary Club and Pure Water for the World, visit