Dear Beloved Whole World Botanicals Community,
We have all seen the aftermath of destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico on every news channel across America. The storm pushed the island’s 3.4 million American citizens into a desperate humanitarian crisis. Nearly every home across the island at one point was without power, clean water, food, medicine or fuel.
So many of us are very troubled by the fact that two months after this hurricane struck Puerto Rico, thousands of people on the island are still without access to clean drinking water! As you may know, Whole World Botanicals has a formal commitment to help preserve the Amazon Rainforest which is being destroyed at an alarming rate. As human beings, we also have a social commitment to the collectors and growers of our botanicals. Because of this unprecedented emergency in own country (the United States), we have extended our commitment to help people in Puerto Rico who are in desperate need of clean water, by expanding our social mission partnership with Water with Blessings in Peru to include Puerto Rico.
We have contributed $1500 to jump start this campaign and invite those of you wanting to make a difference at the most basic level of human need to be a part of this unique opportunity to contribute directly to pay for water filters which will be available to Water Women in the most remote parts of Puerto Rico where aid is not reaching.
For $20 (the reduced disaster rate pricing) Water with Blessings, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization is presently providing approved partners with an Emergency Filtration Kit for Puerto Rico and other islands. The kit includes the Sawyer PointONE filter with fitments, a 2 gallon emergency water storage pouch, basic instructions in Spanish, training materials and shipping. As long as donations hold out, limited numbers of donated kits will be available for organizations and groups which are able to make acceptable assurances of responsible distribution, training and reporting.