- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

BYRON CENTER, Mich. (AP) - People living in some Third-World countries are drinking clean water because of the fundraising efforts of Byron Center middle school students.

The Grand Rapids Press reports ( http://bit.ly/RSzWr9 ) that Byron Center West Middle School’s Eco Challenge Club members raised enough money to send 35 water purifiers to Haiti and Visayas, which is an island in the Philippines that was hit by Typhoon Yolanda in November.

The club also worked with The Water Project. The nonprofit organization provides clean water to African communities. They will help rebuild a well for a Kenyan village. The well is expected to serve 300 to 400 people.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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