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Letter: Thanks for support of Wellspring

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the people of Park Rapids, the local chapter of Wellspring for the World has raised more than $100,000 to drill and maintain deep water wells in Africa, providing what we so take for granted, clean, safe water.

We want to thank everyone who joined us for the third annual Wine into Water at Bella Caffe this week, a successful evening of fun and fellowship. We also want to thank those who have made gifts, large or small, to Wellspring-Park Rapids. In just two years, the local chapter has raised enough money for 19 deep water wells, partnering with World Vision, an international humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children and families worldwide.   

 The full cost of a well, including site preparation, drilling, education and maintenance, is $15,660. However, two national organizations match every Wellspring donation, which means that when we raise $5,220, we have funded another well!

Thank you for your support in bringing the life-giving gift of clean water to our neighbors in Africa.

Jack Derr

Wellspring – Park Rapids Chapter President