'We wanted to help the Haitian People': Palm Beach County charity to help Haiti get clean water – WPBF West Palm Beach
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A Palm Beach County charity organization is making sure people in Haiti have access to clean drinking water.
A mobile solar-powered water purification system is on the way to Haiti. The Palm Beach County Cares organization is responsible for funding the water system.
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Co-founder and Port Commissioner Katherine Waldron said the Mobile Max Clear Unit is capable of purifying up to 10,000 gallons of water a day.
“We wanted to help the Haitian people,” Waldron said.
The Monarch Shipping Company has donated space on its vessel to ship the system to Haiti this week. The impoverished country is still dealing with the earthquake, gang violence and a presidential assassination.
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The Grand’ Anse Health & Development Association (GAHDA) was chosen to receive the water purification system. The organization helps needy families, especially women, in Haiti.
“During the earthquake, a lot of the women, their jobs, got harder,” said Danielle Magliore, GAHDA representative. “They have to get the water to cook but if say, for example, they have the water closer to them, they can do their jobs just a little easier.”
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