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Water Mission Mobilizes Disaster Response Team to Puerto Rico
Team to Evaluate Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Needs in the Aftermath of Hurricane Fiona
N. Charleston, S.C. — Sept. 20, 2022 – Water Mission, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization, is responding to the historic flooding from Hurricane Fiona in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Water service has been cut off for two-thirds of the island’s residents, approximately 2.1 million people. A team of rapid responders is on the way to Puerto Rico to assess safe water, sanitation, and hygiene needs.
“During any disaster, clean, safe water is critical to help prevent the spread of waterborne illnesses,” said George C. Greene IV, PE, CEO and president of Water Mission. “Please pray for the people of Puerto Rico and all the organizations involved in responding to this urgent situation.”
With more than 20 years of experience responding to natural disasters and humanitarian crises, Water Mission has an extensive background in providing immediate and long-term safe water solutions. We responded after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in 2017, the most destructive storm to hit the island in more than 80 years. It made a devastating impact on safe water, power, and health care services. Water Mission’s response met immediate needs and helped communities rebuild, often with better equipment than before. Many of the solutions built in 2017 remain operational today.
To learn more or support the response, please visit watermission.org.
About Water Mission
Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 7 million people in 57 countries. Water Mission has over 400 staff members working in its headquarters and around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa; Asia; North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean. Notably, Charity Navigator has awarded Water Mission its top four-star rating 15 years in a row, a distinction shared by only 1% of the charities rated by the organization. To learn more, visit watermission.org, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.