After a moment of prayer, volunteers and staff members of the North Charleston-based nonprofit organization Water Mission began loading supplies on to a truck for people in need over 10,000 miles away in Indonesia. The country was severely impacted by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami at the end of September.
“[It resulted in] over 2,000 people being killed and 5,000 missing literally hundreds of thousands of people lost basic need type infrastructure,” said George Greene, the president and chief operating officer of Water Mission.
The organization has been creating systems designed to deliver clean drinking water to areas affected by disasters since 2001, and it regularly builds them and is ready to send out the systems around the world whenever disaster strikes.
“We have these packaged systems that we can come in with and set up, we can take that really contaminated water and treat it to where it’s safe to drink,” said Greene.
On Wednesday afternoon, three of the systems were sent out along with as other supplies.
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