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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

WAYZATA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: YES Club students receive second large donation for H2O for Life

FROM WAYZATA PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

Wayzata High Schools students in the Youth Extending Services (YES) Club recently received a second large donation from The Supreme Master Ching Hai for the district’s H2O for Life project.

On April 17, the students were presented with a check for $20,000 from Hai, a humanitarian leader that has been recognized for her work around the world and in the U.S. According to MaryKay Williams, the YES Club advisor, each dollar raised by the club will be matched by the in-country non-governmental organization Save the Children.

The YES Club had reached its goal of $5,000 to cover the expense of installing a clean drinking water system for Lake Soluton Elementary School in South Cotaboto province in the Philippines. With this second donation, the YES Club is planning to complete water projects in several other schools and countries.
  • $8,000 to Bido School in Ethiopia - will provide clean water, separate latrines for boys and girls, and hand-washing stations
  • $5,000 to Wellu School in Ethiopia - will provide a well, latrines and hand-washing stations
  • $2,850 to Naharange Primary School in Mozambique - will provide a well, latrines and hand-washing stations. The additional $850 used on this project is from donations for selling t-shirts
  • $5,000 to Bombi School in Ethiopia will provide a well, latrines, and hand-washing stations

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