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Raising Money for Clean Water

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Each year the Sisters of the Holy Cross launch a Spring Appeal to help raise funds for useful and worthy social justice projects and causes. This year’s effort focused on the source of all life—the gift of water.

Despite modern advancements, too many communities around the world still don’t have access to clean drinking water, an intrinsic human right. Aware of continued imbalances, the Congregation is committed to powering numerous critical water projects with the Spring Appeal funds.

It’s not too late to support this cause—!
Sister Bernice Asare-Badu (left) and Sister Bertha Akua Owusuaa (second from left) point out features of the new water filtration machine to students at Our Lady of Holy Cross School in Kasoa, Ghana.

Sister Bernice Asare-Badu, left, and Sister Bertha Akua Owusuaa, second from left, point out features of a water filtration machine to students at Our Lady of Holy Cross School in Kasoa, Ghana.

As of July 1, 2022, donors have generously shared $168,840 toward the $300,000 goal. This is wonderful! Now begins the hard work of considering which projects will have the greatest impact and reach the most people. Sisters from four countries have proposed 25 unique water projects that include: construction of new wells; extension of water lines to schools and villages; contamination prevention for existing wells; installation of water pumps and flush toilets at various ministry sites, including schools and dormitories; and collection tanks for rainwater harvesting.

SO many possibilities to reach so many lives! And funds are still trickling in.

share the precious resource of water with others today

“Fresh drinking water is an issue of primary importance, since it is indispensable
for human life and for supporting terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Sources of
fresh water are necessary for health care, agriculture and industry.”

—Pope Francis, Laudato Si', on care for our common home