Safe water for 18,000 people

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Wahroonga, New South Wales

By the end of June supporters of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia had donated enough money to secure safe water sources for more than 18,000 people as part of the agency’s Neighbours in Need Appeal. 

I’d like to thank everyone who helped us raise $734,000—our second-highest ever end-of-financial year total.

It costs $A40 per person to secure a clean water source for someone in East Timor.

“Often poverty is just next door,” said Mark Webster, CEO of ADRA Australia. “In our own communities and in the countries that we call neighbours thousands experience hardship that is difficult to comprehend.”

Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the funds from the Neighbours in Need Appeal will allow ADRA to continue a range of life-changing projects including: providing access to clean water and hygiene training to thousands of East Timorese; community meals projects that provide hot food to homeless and disadvantaged Australians; and a flying medical clinic that will provide health services to communities in Papua New Guinea’s highlands.

“I’d like to thank everyone who helped us raise $734,000—our second-highest ever end-of-financial year total.” 

But there’s more to do. 

“Our aim was to raise $800,000, enough to assist a total of 22,000 people in the coming year,” Mr Webster said. “We didn’t meet our target, but we will be working hard to support those who need it most.”

To learn more about ADRA’s work and how you can help change lives visit <www.adra.org.au> or connect at <www.facebook.com/ADRAAustralia>.