Local organization with global presence provides clean water

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by Brooke Katz

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 5:53 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-- Water is necessary for survival, but clean water can be hard to come by in places like rural Africa. That's why a group of volunteers from Louisville went on a mission to Kenya.

Jessie Halladay works for the Jefferson County Attorney's Office. She just returned from working in Kenya for more than a week with the Louisville-based nonprofit WaterStep. Halladay, along with three Louisville Metro Police officers, helped install 10 pumps to provide fresh water to people in need.

WaterStep has a presence in more than 20 countries, and recently volunteers went to the Philippines to help take water purifiers to victims of Hurricane Haiyan.

For more information or to get involved, head to their website: http://waterstep.org/
 

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