Clean Water for Puerto Rico

By Red Lightning

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A little bit of context

In the wake of hurricane Maria, nearly half of Puerto Ricans have been left without clean drinking water and 95% are without power.
Without clean drinking water, people will soon get sick from dehydration and disease.

But there’s a problem

Bottled water has been delivered to some areas but needs to keep being redelivered to keep people from drinking tainted water. Some locations are too remote and need supplies air-dropped to them. In those cases, bottled water is even more difficult to deliver.
People have grown desperate and are drinking from natural water sources to stay hydrated.
Without power, they are cut off from communicating with the outside world.

Here’s what we’re doing about it

We can deliver water filtration devices to areas that don't have clean drinking water.
We have a group of Salvation Army volunteers in Puerto Rico ready to hand them out to people in need.
UPS has generously agreed to ship the filters for FREE!

The filters are:

  • Reusable
  • Remove 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera, and E.coli; remove 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium
  • Easy to use

You can join us

Take action now!
WaterOne has agreed to sell us their filters at a steep discount.
The Operations Chief for a charity Disaster Response is in PR and ready to hand out supplies.
UPS is shipping the filters FOR FREE!
We just need YOU to help us buy the filters.

Michael with personally oversee the delivery and distribution of the filters.


Tony and I went to Puerto Rico to meet with Michael and help hand out filters.
We loaded up a van full of filters and set out to communities we knew would be difficult to reach and would be in need of water.
The people we met seemed appreciative that they would have a source of drinking water they could rely on.
It also became clear to us that more filters are needed than we had anticipated.
Other agencies seem to agree. They're talking to us to learn how to use and distribute the filters so they can help, too.
Because of the continued need, I extended the campaign and am reaching out for more donations.
I'm hoping the continued success of the water filter program will encourage a larger organization to purchase and distribute water filters.
Thank you all for your help and please continue to share this campaign with your friends and family!

Handing out filters at a watering hole.Micheal demonstrates how to use a filter while providing some comedy :D

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Team Members

Chelsea & Tony Northrup

Michael "The Maven" Andrew

Tony Northrup