TAVARES- Imagine having to lug a large heavy pot all the way down to a nasty pool of stagnant water, and then carrying that heavy pot filled with water all the way back home. Picture doing that every day and sometimes multiple times a day. “Access to clean water is something we take for granted here in central Florida and in the United States, but for a large portion of the world, people do not have access to clean water,” said NHS Adviser, Heather Thomas. Thanks to the Samaritan’s Purse people on the other side of the world receive easy access to clean water with the help of numerous donations from all over the country. “Not only do they provide clean water for people, but they also share the gospel with them at the same time,” said Thomas. This is a great way to give people not only water, but living water.
This year at Liberty Christian Prep the school donated $350.00 to Samaritan's Purse. Samaritan's Purse provides household water filters, wells, hand pumps, latrines, community filtration systems and water treatment packets. The school’s NHS program was in charge of promoting the program and organizing the donations. National Honor Society president Aarti Desai said, “The project is important because there are many villages around the world that don't have access to clean water like we do here.” According to Samaritan's Purse, ”An estimated 842,000 people die each year from diseases caused by unclean water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene habits.” Our school has helped save lives by donating and hopefully bringing that number down.
Classes K-12 participated in a school-wide contest to reach the individual class goal of $75. The third-grade class won the competition donating $85. Overall LCP raised a total of $350.