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12/11/2013
TYPHOON HAIYAN UPDATE

 

 

What is a LifeStraw?

LifeStraw® is a portable water filter that effectively removes all bacteria and parasites responsible for causing common diarrhoeal diseases. LifeStraw® requires no electrical power or spare parts and can be carried around for easy access to safe and clean water.

 

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Rotary Club of Brynmawr

Water Projects Charity 1118064

Ready for Haiti.
As we are all aware Hurricane Matthew has struck and destroyed homes and lives in Haiti. The devastation that it has left behind for these people means that they are without even their basic need of clean safe water.
We have been grateful for donations and support that we have received so far and have been able to provide instant disaster aid, by working with our Rotary Network and as a result have been able to send personal Lifestraw and family models providing 3 million litres of safe water within 48 hours of dispatch.
Thanks to Adrian Brewer of “Roll Out the Barrel” charity who coordinated Aqua box and Brynmawr Rotary LifeStraw to ensure the aid was directed to the disaster area immediately. We are very grateful for the amount of donations received so rapidly from our Rotary Clubs for without your generosity this emergency aid would not have been possible.
Chris Thorpe (Secretary, Rotary Club of Brynmawr Lifestraw )

“ The gift of making a change in this world is not given to people like us, we are too small, too insignificant in the scheme of world events; BUT, if as a result of our actions we save but ONE LIFE, we have changed this world, albeit in a very small way, but we have changed it forever, and who can foretell the result of the saving of that one life”. David Dutson

In 2005 a member of the Rotary Club of Brynmawr, spotted a small article in a magazine, which advertised a water filter called “LifeStraw”. The article intrigued him, and he contacted the Danish manufacturer. The details contained in their reply encouraged him to show them to his Rotary Club, who decided to promote the LifeStraw, and do what they could to donate them to those in need of safe water.

The efforts of this Rotary club were increased when at the Millennium, the United Nations gave the world terrible news:

“ The need for safe drinking water is denied to many people in this world. Every 15 seconds a child will die as a result of drinking unsafe water. We are committed by the year 2015 to provide this basic human right”

The target for this Rotary Club remains the same, “ As Rotarians we are committed to help all those in need. We consider that access to safe water is a basic human right and necessity; therefore our efforts and energies are focused on providing safe water wherever a need is identified”.