This year, we will be applying our energies to raise funds by applying for a Global Grant  to work in partnership with another non-profit, to bring clean drinking water to more than 40% of impoverished family homes on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Rotary's areas of focus include Water and Sanitation, and if ever there were a worthy project, this is it! We will be looking for a Rotary Club in another other country to co-sponsor this grant. In addition, we will be asking for monetary donations from other clubs in our own district.
DigDeep once performed their work in areas of Africa, that are in need of a way to store and use water where no infrastructure exists. They were shocked to realize that there are places even in the United States of America, where large populations often on Native American Reservations, live in nearly the same conditions! There are many reasons for this problem. On the Navajo Reservation, the water tables which once served as a source of clean, fresh water, were badly polluted by uranium mining done during the "Cold War." It is now poisoned. DigDeep has many, many more homes to serve, and they need all the help they  can get. This is not the first Global Grant for this program.  YouTube has a great PBS Video showing the project that was started last year with the help of another group of Rotarians in Arizona.This organization has been a godsend to the Navajo people living on the reservation! We are truly excited to do a project here in our own country!