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Catching up with A Child’s Right in China

Post by News Tribune Staff on July 28, 2008 at 11:13 am with No Comments »
July 28, 2008 11:13 am

Tacoma-based charity A Child’s Right has been doing some good work in China following the devastating earthquakes earlier this year.

Director Eric Stowe recently sent back this e-mail. Take a minute to read to find out the impressive work ACR is accomplishing:

Hi all,

Hope this finds you all well.

A Child’s Right (ACR) has finished our China Earthquake Relief Project this week and wanted to update our supporters. This is easily our largest project, with the highest number of recipients, to date.

ACR was able to work with the Chinese government both nationally and locally in the most damaged areas to provide long term solutions for clean and safe drinking water to families and children impacted by the earthquake. We were able to install 30 clean water systems in 10 schools for children displaced by the earthquake, 9 displacement camps and 1 hospital. All sites are equipped with replacement parts and supplies to keep the systems fully operational for several years and hired local staff will ensure the systems remain operational without interruption.

The majority of our work was focused within miles of the epicenter of the earthquake and each installation provided clean water to more than 1,500 people on average. With this undertaking, we were able to provide clean and safe drinking water to nearly 50,000 people who were severely impacted by the earthquake, 30,000 of those are children. We were informed that this was the single largest donation of its kind from any organization after the earthquake!

For an overview and a few photos from the project, please see: www.a-childs-right.org/chinarelief.html and for a longer pictorial of the project and its impact, please see: www.a-childs-right.org/projects.html

It was an absolute pleasure to work on this project on behalf of so many children and families with a clear, distinct and long term need for clean drinking water. We are honored to have assisted.

A huge thank you to AJ Antunes and Co. for an amazing donation of nearly $150,000 worth of purification equipment! Special thanks to Dion and George Russell for their support. Heartfelt thanks to all the Chinese governmental offices at the national and provincial level that assisted and helped get our systems to sites with the greatest need.

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