Above / Focused on humanitarian projects at home and around the world, Naperville Sunrise Rotary helps bring clean water to Guatemalan families.

Naperville Rotarians unite to fund water tank for clean water storage and filtration. (Photo courtesy he Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise)

The Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise has announced the completion of Phase I of a Clean Water Delivery Project in communities outside Antigua, Guatemala.

This project, serving hundreds of people through the construction of water tanks for water storage and filtration, is the result of a partnership between the Rotary Club of Naperville/Sunrise, Imagining Guatemala, www.imagininguatemala.org, The Rotary Club of Guatemala Metropoli, The Rotary Club of Naperville and The Rotary Club of Naperville/Downtown.

“Guatemalan families receiving these water tanks will have a greater access to clean water more consistently in their homes, supporting better health and hygiene, education and employment,” noted Sharon Thompson, International Committee Chair of Naperville Sunrise Rotary. “They live in areas outside Antigua where access to water is limited to one hour per day, and current water storage is unsafe and unsecured in open containers outside their homes. “

Funds toward this International humanitarian effort have been raised through multiple events, including the Annual St. Paddy’s Day 5K and Harvest Moon Fundraisers, and multiplied through a Global Grant process with Rotary International. All three phases of this project, which will provide for construction of 28 tanks, will be completed by December 2017.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Naperville/Sunrise or its projects visit http://napervillesunrise.clubexpress.com.

The Rotary Club of Naperville/Sunrise, chartered in 1991, meets on Friday mornings at 7AM at Naperville Country Club. Always open to new members, the Club sponsors enterprising international aid projects focused on community sustainability.  Members also support local and regional efforts to help organizations and initiatives that benefit the health and safety, growth and development of youth and young adults.


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