VOLUNTEERISM SPOTLIGHT: WATERisLIFE
WATERisLIFE is an organization that helps provide clean water to areas that lack it. Our company made a substantial donation toward the installation of a water filtration unit that provides clean water to 500 families for a minimum of 10 years, and sent five staff members to Yauco, a remote town in Puerto Rico that was hit hard by Hurricane Maria in 2017, to install the filtration unit.
We arrived in San Juan, met with the WATERisLIFE group, and piled into a 15 passenger van and headed out on the road. Just two hours south of the city, the mountains started to pop up. We saw wild horses roaming free. We saw entire mountain sides still wiped out of vegetation from the hurricane. We also saw the hard work and determination of the Puerto Rican people in all that had been reestablished so quickly — young banana plantations, coffee farms — it was really stunning. We spent the night on the Caribbean side of Puerto Rico, with the ocean right outside our door. We made the trek up the mountain in Yauco in the morning after a brief stop in town where we chit-chatted with the very friendly locals. We had quite the experience going up that mountain, let me tell you!
By: Rachel M. -Client Services Manager