Haiti Water Project

Haiti Water Project
Haiti Solar-Powered Water Purification Project

Overview

Since the begins in 2011, we have trained church members in the installation process, held numerous fund raiser, sent teams to Haiti and installed 6 systems.

Origins of the Project

On Sunday, June 5, the Rev. Karen Battle presented Bower Hill with a mission opportunity to respond to a desperate need in Haiti through the Presbytery\’s Haiti Water Project (details below). A joint effort of the Synod of the Living Waters (‘Living Waters for the World’) and the Synod of the Sun (‘Solar Under the Sun’) trains church teams in the installation of solar-powered water purification systems that can be used anywhere in the world where people are in need of clean water for drinking and cooking.

A group from Koinonia was very excited about the prospect of serving our Lord by helping those still suffering the deplorable conditions in Haiti. This group proposed to Session and the Mission Committee that we form a Bower Hill team to install such a water purification unit in a Haitian community. On Sunday, July 10, Session approved this project.

Since then, Bower Hill has installed 6 solar-powered water purification units in Haiti! Please call or email the church office if you are interested in joining the BHCC team (either traveling or support) to help make clean water in Haiti a reality. This water purification project is a MAJOR commitment on the part of BHCC, but we believe the Spirit is alive and working in this congregation to give us the power to continue our effort. Check out the Haiti Water Project Blog for running commentary on the Haiti Water Project.

Want to Help – Contact Info

Please call or email the church office if you are interested in joining the BHCC team (either traveling or support) to make the Haiti clean water project happen.

If you have any questions, phone or email:

Rick (raj@jacobs-pa.com ) or Pat Jacobs (pbj@jacobs-pa.com)

Phone: 412-835-0348

Alan (alanho@verizon.net) or Betsy Hohlfelder (betsyho@verizon.net )

Phone:412-341-1029

This water purification project is indeed a MAJOR commitment on the part of BHCC, but we believe the Spirit is alive and working in this congregation to give us the power to make it happen.

 

Recent Haiti Blog Posts

Haiti Water Team Update

Betsy Hohlfelder, Brian Snyder, Chris Robbins, Darenda Lease and Karl Cassey leave for Haiti November 15.  For the next seven days, we will be meeting with site leaders in Carrfour Feuilles, Vernet, Vallere, Torbeck, Maison de Naissance, Chaveneau and Camp Perrin.  Our goal is to listen to these leaders and their water committees as they […]

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Haiti Trip Summary — December 5-10, 2015

From December 5-10, Brian Snyder, Darenda Lease and Rick Jacobs were in Haiti to visit many of BHCC’s existing water purification systems and to lay the groundwork for our seventh installation in the village of Lanarge, Haiti. It was a very productive and promising trip! Saturday night was spent in Port-au-Prince so that we could […]

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4th Annual Haiti Fashion Show / Luncheon – Oct 24, 2015

On October 24, 2015, the 4th annual fashion show and luncheon was held at Bower Hill Community Church to raise money for the Haiti Clean Water Project. Fashions were presented by the stores in the Galleria Mall, Mt. Lebanon. If you would like to participate financially or hands on, please contact Rick Jacobs at raj@jacobs-pa.com. Bower […]

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