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Three area congregations fund water well through Water to Thrive

July 8, 2014 at 2:08 a.m.

Another community in rural Africa will soon have access to clean and safe drinking water through the construction of a new well, similar to the one pictured here.

A community in rural Africa will soon have access to clean, safe drinking water thanks to gifts provided by three area congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Schroeder, St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Ander and Zion Lutheran Church in Arneckeville had joint Lenten services this year. The offerings received at the services, totaling $5,189.95, were designated for Water to Thrive.

"Water to Thrive is blessed to have the support of St. Luke's, St. Peter's and Zion," said Dick Moeller, president and founder of Water to Thrive. "We and communities we serve in East Africa are grateful for their caring hearts that have stretched half way around the world. Their generous Lent offerings will make an impact for generations to come."

Water to Thrive is a faith-based, nonprofit headquartered in Austin that is dedicated to spreading awareness of the global water crisis while raising the funds needed to construct water wells for those who desperately need them in rural Africa.

The water wells constructed by Water to Thrive provide a source of clean, safe drinking water that is long-term and sustainable.

Learn more at watertothrive.org.

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