Saturday, January 15, 2011

Kevin McClellan's Haiti Water Delivery Story

Remebering Back Feb 2010

Kevin McClellan's Haiti Story -
Called to quench a slum's thirst
JIM SPENCER, Star Tribune.

They ran for blocks when they saw the big truck with the Minnesota license plate roll by. Little girls and old women, little boys and young men, all chasing the shiny silver tanker down streets of Cite Soleil, one of the world’s worst slums. Past fly-infested garbage piles, by canals reeking of raw sewage, they carried buckets, pans, pots, tubs — anything that could hold what has become gold in the ruins of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake: clean water.

Behind the wheel of the semi-cab pulling the tanker, a short, wiry Minneapolis man with a badly sunburned face grinned. The dirty wool Greek seaman's cap perched on his head didn't really fit the tropical surroundings. But then, many things about Kevin McClellan don't fit.

-- To continue this story in color and see sculptural tribute to Kevin McClellan who brings fresh water to Haitians by Artist Angie Heida. Also view Pictures and Videos by Photographer Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Star Tribune

The Haiti water truck operates six days a week making four deliveries too many neighborhoods in Cite Soleil and reaching numerous impoverished families where the local people carry the water home in 5 gallon buckets.With your help, we can affect thousands of lives!

Yearly delivery of over 4 million gallons of clean water to the poor in the slum of Cité Soleil. Delivering four 3,500 gallon loads of water, 6 days a week, 52 weeks per year to thousands of people. That is the equivalent of 800,000 five gallon buckets of water each year. Your funds support local Haiti driver salaries, fuel and maintenance.

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