Clean water for villagers

A message from Don May - Director of the Village Aid Project.

Helping people takes money. It's as simple as that, and we have been blessed with wonderful supporters. Thanks to all of you who have made our work possible by donating to the Village Aid Project at Fort Lewis College.

How do we spend your money? Well, very carefully. We are an all-volunteer organization. We pay no salaries and no overhead (rent, vehicles, etc.) 99% of your donation goes to direct project expenses like pipe, concrete, and all the other materials needed to build a water system for a village. Students raise the money for their own expenses so your donations are not paying for student travel.

The average water system for a village costs about $20,000 (sanitation projects are less) and we usually work on four projects each year, so our annual budget is about $65,000. Dr. Laurie Williams and Dr. Matthew Klema (my co-directors), and I are all full time faculty members at FLC, so we work to raise this money and run the projects during our free time. In addition to our terrific students, we have a committed group of community partners who help us.

I need your financial help to continue our work. Please consider donating. You have my word that I will use your money wisely and frugally, eking the most out of every dollar.

Thanks for your support,

Don May
Professor of Engineering
Director of the Village Aid Project
Fort Lewis College

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Tax deductible donations are made through the Fort Lewis College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.




Make checks payable to: FLC Foundation, Village Aid Project

Mail to:

c/o Don May
Department of Engineering
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301