The Westhampton Beach High School Key Club (which involves several student athletes) is on a mission to raise $10,000 to purchase a freshwater well for a third-world village through an organization called the Thirst Project.
To date, through online donations, the club has raised just over half of their goal. They hope to reach their goal with the help of the community. “We chose to support this project because the organization donates 100
percent of the money raised to build in third-world villages,” said senior Kiera Solomon, who serves on the NYS Key Club executive board. “This is an amazing opportunity to help combat the global water crisis and make a difference in the world around us.” Solomon said the Key Club learned about the Thirst Project when they were introduced to Chuck Kovalik, a representative from the Thirst Project, who was invited to speak at the high school.
“Once we learned that roughly one billion people were affected by the global water crisis, we knew we had to do something,” said Solomon. In addition to fundraising online, the club is also planning to hold events in
the near future, including a car wash, bake sale, and a recreation night for students.
Photo Caption: Westhampton Beach Key Club members hope to raise $10,000 to bring water to a third-world village in need.
Photo courtesy of the Westhampton Beach School District