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PR - 07.09.14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tom Panas
(646) 707-3829
cdashare@aol.com

Cross Catholic Outreach Reaches $7500 Goal to Bring
Clean Water to Rural Dominican Republic Village

Boca Raton, Florida (Wednesday, July 09, 2014) —Cross Catholic Outreach, a Catholic relief and development organization based in South Florida. Cross Catholic Outreach, will build a system that will bring clean water into an impoverished Dominican Republic community. To achieve this ambitious goal, Cross Catholic launched a fundraising campaign on June 15th with the goal of raising $7,500 to fund the project. A strong public response from U.S. donors pushed the campaign to success in just over two weeks.

This is an important project for the well-being of poor families in rural areas of the Dominican Republic where clean water can be incredibly difficult to find. In the community of Los Alejos, for example, women and children walk for hours to find the nearest water supply, and even then, the water is often dirty and contaminated. When people drink or bathe in this dirty water, they face a high risk of sickness from bacteria and parasites.

Now that the $7500 fund raising goal has been reached, construction will begin to build an aqueduct system to pump water into Los Alejos to provide clean water to the families living there. The project requires installing water pipes over rocky terrain to channel the water to the community. This is a challenging proposition, but it is the best option to bring clean, life-giving water to this community. Upon its completion, the new system will bring water to over 450 people in 115 families.

Because Cross Catholic Outreach is committed to holistic ministry, the project will encompass both material and spiritual objectives achieved in cooperation with local Catholic leaders. Ultimately, Cross Catholic Outreach’s goal is lift people out of poverty, train community leaders, and teach families how to manage and repair the system, enabling the community to become more self-sufficient.

For further information, readers can visit: http://www.crosscatholic.org/water.

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Cross Catholic Outreach

2700 N. Military Trail, Suite 240

PO Box 273908

Boca Raton, Florida 33427-3908

800-914-2420

Cross Catholic Outreach is a 501c3

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