B&B Clean Water Project
In Charleston Park in East Lee County, residents lack access to safe tap water, a problem more associated with slums in India than a county billed as paradise. Across Lee County, tens of thousands of people rely on wells. Their wells tend to be newer and deeper. They have water treatment like filters or reverse osmosis. But in Charleston Park, many wells are old, as shallow as 20 feet deep, and pull up polluted water containing bacteria and other contaminants.
Unfortunately most of the residents in this area are living below the poverty line and must rely on bottled water for cooking and drinking. To make matters worse, many residents don’t have transportation to get to the closest grocery store that is 8 miles away.
Blankets & Blessings is working in conjunction with Aqua Consultants to sanitize wells and install reverse osmosis systems in the homes there affected by water contamination. In 2017, 5 homes had water systems installed and there are plans to do as many homes as we can get funding for in 2018. There are roughly 100 homes in that community.
To make a donation to the Clean Water for Charleston Park initiative you can donate here via pay pal.
Or send a check to:
Blanket & Blessings, Inc
3799 Liberty Sq.
Ft.Myers, FL. 33908