2016-04-07 / Front Page

WIHS students help raise money to bring fresh drinking water to Third World countries

Students working at fundraiser on Sunday.Students working at fundraiser on Sunday.Members of the West Islip High School Thirst Project, held a garage sale fundraiser Sun., April 9, raising money to help build sustainable fresh water wells in countries where the people have no access to clean, safe drinking water.

"We're considered a small club in Thirst Project with 158 members, and a small school district, but we're fierce, and we won't give up until we reach our goal of raising $24,000,” said Taylor Sorice, a member of the West Islip High School club.

“ Events like this require the support of every person we can get, and with this support, we can end the water crisis in Swaziland by 2022," added another student and club member Alicia Villafana.

The club advisor is Paola Nilsen.

Shown at the fundraiser April 9 are:  Jenn Arigoni, Sarah Sciortino, Deanna Berg, Patrick O'Connell, Brooke Blindenhofer, Peter DeMicco, Matt Rocchio, Ian Nilsen, Eric Besanceney, Alyssa Bove, Kaylee Surace, Patrick Viviano, advisor Paola Nilsen, Alexander Navas, Taylor Sorice and  Alicia Villafana, co presidents.  

For more information on the Thirst Project, go to www.thirstproject.org, or follow the WIHS Thirst Project on Facebook at WIHS Thirst Project.

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