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Carmel organization gives the gift of water to those in poverty

Posted at 10:42 PM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 22:42:31-04

CARMEL, Ind. – Two buckets filled with chlorine tablets is all it takes for one Carmel organization to give clean drinking water to those in poverty.

Gift of Water provides a small water purification system to help Haitians gain access to clean drinking water.

“It’s not a flashy system, it’s not a flashing organization. We're all volunteers and we only have two employees in Haiti, but it truly does save a life one bucket at a time,” said Laura Moehling, director of operations at Gift of Water.

The system works when dirty water is poured into one of the buckets filled with chlorine tablets. The dirty water goes through a string filter and then travels through another to remove heavy metals.

Moehling said providing the buckets has been a good start, but it’s not enough.

"The benefit of our system is not only that it produces bottle-quality water, but we also use the community - so it’s a community based program,” she said. “Since 2010, we've shipped 25,000 and placed them in homes in Haiti."


Those interested in volunteering with Gift of Water can visit their website.

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