The well will be located near Servite missions in Africa and will be named after the school’s beloved Fr. Ed Penonzek, OSM. The late Penonzek was a Servite friar who was very passionate about the order’s missions around the world. Servite’s gift will also have special meaning as it will directly affect members of the order who live near the community where the well will be built.
Pasquale Talarico, Servite’s Director of Campus Ministry, shared that it’s a “great opportunity to bring water and life to the people in Uganda.”
On May 15, Servite High School participated in the Wells of Life Run 4 Water fundraiser raising the most money out of thirty competing teams. Servite brought in nearly $9,000 exceeding the needed amount to build their well. Servite student Erick Garcia finished second place to add to the excitement of the day.
“This is an excellent accomplishment for Servite High School in the Jubilee year of Mercy” said Wells of Life CEO, Nick Jordan.
Servite will be sharing a portion of their monies, that exceeded their goal, with Rosary High School to assist in funding a well of their own.
Servite High School, located in Anaheim CA, is a Catholic, college preparatory school for boys, with a mission of forming faithfilled leaders. The school was founded by the Order Friar Servants of Mary in 1958.
More about Wells for Life:
Wells of life is a group of dedicated individuals committed to bringing clean, safe water to one million people in Uganda.They agree with Mother Teresa who said, “If you can’t save 100 children, save one.” They believe every life counts and we'll be an inspiration for others to take care of the remainder of the large number of people in need.