NGC has partnered with Global Partners Running Waters, Inc., a nonprofit organization working with the United Nations to increase access to safe water in Latin America. My project for the next two years will be to collect monetary donations from LGCF members for this worthwhile cause. The name of the project is “Quarters for Waters”. When making donations, please make the check payable to LGCF, Inc. and write “Quarters for Waters” on the memo line. At the end of my term, all donations will be sent to NGC as a gift from LGCF, Inc. The NGC Chairmen was excited to learn of this LGCF project. NGC has partnered with Global Partners Running Waters Inc., a nonprofit organization working in cooperation with the United Nations, to increase access to safe water in Latin America. 1.1 billion people around the world currently get their water from rivers, ponds, or other sources subject to contamination. Donations made through NGC will help to bring safe drinking water to villages. Our continued support of this organization will allow us to make a positive impact on another of their upcoming worthy projects. In Latin America 35 percent of the population lacks running water. For communities without clean water, children are often sick and miss school. Women spend a large part of their day collecting water, preventing them from devoting time and energy to their families. Simply put, quality of life greatly suffers without clean water. Global Partners: Running Waters changes that, one village at a time. To date, we have completed over 150 projects, impacting the lives of more than 310,000 people in Latin America.
Global Partners: Running Waters began with the dream of clean water
Sister Jan Gregorcich receives a carving for her work. (left) Co-founders Dianne Henke, a School Sister of Notre Dame Associate and beekeeper, and Sister Jan Gregorcich, a School Sister of Notre Dame, met through their shared passion of helping others. Dianne was looking for a way to honor her fatherin-law in Guatemala. Sister Jan had lived and worked in Guatemala and Honduras for 12 years. Sister Jan knew Dianne needed to see for herself how to best use her gift, so she invited Dianne to visit Guatemala with her. As the two of them traveled through rural Guatemala, they saw the scarcity of clean water in the indigenous communities. They both understood how clean water would completely transform those communities. Dianne chose to use her gift to provide clean water to the village of Xeabaj in the department of Quiché, changing the lives of 108 families. This single act of generosity inspired others to experience the reality of water scarcity in Guatemala and share their gifts. In 2003, Global Partners: Running Waters was born. To learn more, visit the Global Partners Running Waters Inc. website or Facebook page.