Community Filters sent to Puerto Rico

20th February 2018

12 AquaFilter Community Units, generously funded by the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Georgia, USA, and through the Charitable Fund of the Rotary District 6900, were picked up from the Aquabox depot on 20th February bound for Puerto Rico.

The filters are being sent to the Rotary Club of Mayagüez in Puerto Rico, which, supported by the Liberty Rotary Club in New York State, will be responsible for identifying the families and communities most in need and for managing the onward distribution of the Community Filters across the island.

Each Community Filter is designed to provide safe drinking water for 600 people and so the aid consignment will be able to meet all of the drinking and cooking needs for 7200 people who are still struggling to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes which hit the island last autumn.