17 Feb Palm Beach County Cares Organization – Haiti
Port of Palm Beach – The island of Haiti warmly welcomes a Mobile MaxClear unit to assist in disaster relief and preparedness. This unit is to be shipped to the town of Jérémie, located in the far northwest peninsula of Haiti, thanks to the Palm Beach County Cares Organization. The Palm Beach County Cares Organization collaborated with the Grand’Anse Health and Development Association (GAHDA) to help deploy the system, the GAHDA obtained the solar powered system as it was delivered to Haiti and local police will transport the unit from Port au Prince 10 hours west to Jérémie.
The small Caribbean nation has dealt with consistent political unrest and infrastructure challenges ,as well as natural disasters, for many years. Two major earthquakes almost 10 years apart, struck Haiti in 2010 and in 2021, each reaching a magnitude of 7.0 or higher. Additionally, category 4 Hurricane Matthew ravaged the island in 2016 causing extensive damage to roads, homes and the already-fragile infrastructure. Through all the damage to the island, potable water has been an ongoing issue for many.
Thanks to the humanitarian effort put forth by the Palm Beach County Cares Organization and the GAHDA, a WorldWater Mobile MaxClear system will bring reliable clean water to hundreds on a daily basis by purifying up to 10,000 gallons a day. Local residents will have a consistent source of clean water for drinking, use for sanitary purposes, and be able to charge phones and medical devices from the battery storage component. Plans are for this stand-alone solar water purification unit to be the first of many to be received by Haitian communities to assist in the ongoing need for potable water.