This month's Donor of the Month highlights Laurie & Bob Schlax, who donated well #1 for Wells of Life. From Laurie:
Wells of Live is near and dear to my heart. I became involved with Wells of Life at the ground level, both literally and figuratively. As Nick was sharing his stories of East Africa and its desperate need for clean water I was planting his garden at the ranch. I was so moved that I became involved. As a Christmas gift we donated a well and we have the honor of being that first well for Wells of Life. Our second well was drilled early this year.
We have such joy in the knowledge that children and women are released from the daily toil of collecting water. The girls can now attend school. We have gratitude that our donation helps provide safe clean drinking water for those in need. Our involvement has given us a way to empower women around the globe and help those who need it the most. Our wells remind us each day how lucky and blessed we are. Water is only a faucet away. Our wells were named in honor of our family through all of the generations. Our family is our greatest blessing. We hope that through these wells many generations of families far away will be healthier and educated because safe clean water was available.
Well said, Laurie. Thank you.