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Samaritan’s Purse commemorates World Water Day


Mar 25, 2024

Brent Kejr, an engineer who loves building things and solving problems, made the decision to move back to the United States from Asia three years ago to work with Samaritan’s Purse. This organization travels around the world to provide clean drinking water to as many people as possible, utilizing various technologies and filter systems to ensure water access despite difficult circumstances. Some filters are even powered by solar panels and can be left in a country permanently.

As part of his role, Kejr helps design equipment used globally to provide clean drinking water. His work has taken him to places like Haiti after the earthquake, Ukraine, and various emergency field hospitals around the world. Samaritan’s Purse has mobile units that can be deployed wherever needed, capable of filtering water to make it clean and drinkable. These units can provide water for up to 10,000 people a day when connected to a fresh water source, with smaller filters available specifically for field hospitals to ensure patients have clean water for care and surgeries.

The organization’s mission is to prevent the outbreak of disease by providing safe drinking water during disasters and emergencies. Deputy Director David Phillips emphasized the importance of water as a life source, highlighting the need to be prepared at a moment’s notice. In locations like Ukraine, where the water infrastructure was damaged by war, Samaritan’s Purse was able to drill wells and distribute clean water throughout the community.

Overall, Samaritan’s Purse is committed to providing safe water to communities regardless of the challenges they face. Kejr and the team’s work ensure that access to clean drinking water remains a top priority during times of crisis.

By editor

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