Read below to learn how in 2016-17 we were able to immediately release funds toward disaster relief organizations. To learn more about how our Missional Partners Ethiopia A.C.T., HOPE International and Legacy Mission Village are serving hundreds of families nearby and across the globe, visit this page.
Puerto Rico: WaterStep Units
In the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico that quickly unfolded in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Christ Presbyterian's Mission Advisory Team voted to fund two water purification units through the Louisville-based organization, WaterStep.
WaterStep partnered with the National Puerto Rico Leadership Council Education Fund to install water purification units in all 78 Puerto Rican municipalities. The lack of clean water created an environment for disease and waterborne illnesses. WaterStep’s disaster tested, environmentally sound, life-saving devices provide a safe water supply for drinking. Using a process called electrolysis, each device produces chlorine gas which kills over 99.9% of waterborne pathogens—enough to purify 38,000 liters of water per day.
These units were one immediate answer to Puerto Rico’s clean water emergency. Learn more about WaterStep and the organization's work worldwide.