Clean Water for Haiti
Memory serves me all too well the devastation and destruction suffered in the Oakland and Los Angeles earthquakes. Within a week of arriving to complete my last year of college at the San Francisco Art Institute, we witnessed the bay turn into quicksand as the entire marina front disappeared into the ground, the Golden gate twist like a twizzler and the water in the Bay literally swoosh from the Oakland to San Francisco shores as the Oakland bridge collapsed. In the Northridge quake, I lost my home. Both were painful “Acts of God”. Our first response to each disaster once we knew we were ok, was to count how many bottles of water we had responsibly stored in our earthquake preparedness kits. Unlike in the U.S., the existing water crises in Haiti has only deepened as a result of the earthquake. It was hard enough to find daily clean water sources before the earthquake let alone have water storage.
Clean Water for Haiti is a volunteer run, faith based missions and humanitarian aid organization. “Through BioSand Filter projects CWH is able to provide a simple, effective, and affordable solution to the lack of clean water sources for Haitian Families”. Visit www.cleanwaterforhaiti.org to learn more.
The value is in sending support that will raise the people from earthquake survival into a future of clean “self-sustaining” drinking water thereby strengthening community by reducing illness and loss of life.
Black Sheep Pottery strongly supports Clean Water for Haiti BioSand Filter Projects and Potters for Peace Ceramic Water Filters organization www.pottersforpeace.org. Contact Black Sheep Pottery at (610) 584-5877 or www.blacksheeppottery.org for information or to lend support.