Sunday, May 19, 2013

Hackensack Rotary Club Provides Clean Water in the Dominican Republic


HACKENSACK – Hackensack Rotary Club has partnered with other clubs to provide 75 biosand water filters to needy families in the Dominican Republic.

Water is a main area of focus for Rotary International. The majority of people in the Dominican Republic do not have direct access to clean drinking water. Water is collected by hand from rivers, and illness is prevalent when consuming contaminated water. Rotary’s solution is to provide biosand water filters that use no electricity and require no maintenance. These filters are constructed on site and can provide 10 people with clean drinking water for 20 years.

For more information on the project, the biosand water filters, and how to participate, please see NYNJRotary.org/WaterFilters.


Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to contact Amanda Missey @ phone: 201-489-9454 x 119 or email: amissey@bergenvolunteers.org.

A mother in the Dominican Republic takes clean drinking water from a biosand water filter donated by Hackensack Rotary Club.


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