Dots in Blue Water recognized at the State House
During session on Thursday, the House recognized a resolution introduced by Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) to honor students from his alma matter, South Adams High School, for their involvement with the charity organization Dots in Blue Water. Those recognized included Michael Baer, Myron Schwartz, Trent Lehman, Josh Roby, Jeff Lehman, Ashley Fosnaugh, JD Keller, Margie Dobler, and about 30 high school students
â€œThese students have made a huge improvement in the livelihood of numerous Haitians,â€ said Rep. Lehman. â€œTheir willingness to make a difference and to make the world a better place should be emulated by all.â€
Guided by the efforts of South Adamsâ€™ students, Dots in Blue Water has raised close to $43,000 to date.
In the summer of 2011, eight students and eight teachers traveled to Haiti to deliver five water purification systems to locals throughout the country. The devices were capable of purifying 55 gallons of water per minute using only a twelve volt battery. While in Haiti, a cholera outbreak in a remote mountain village inflicted hundreds, even killing five people. The group decided to travel to the village to deliver one of the purifications systems. After implementing the system, no new cases of cholera were contracted in the village.
â€œThe initiative and entrepreneurial spirit displayed by these students reflect the cornerstone of what makes America great,â€ said Rep. Lehman.
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