Sunrise Rotary Club of Vero Beach supports clean water in Dominican Republic

Earlier this year, the Sunrise Rotary Club of Vero Beach donated funds for BioSand water purification filters to an impoverished area of Domincan Republic near Puerto Plata.

Each of these filters provides 10 people 47 liters of drinkable water per hour. The filters last over 10 years and are easy to use and maintain. They transform dirty water into clean drinkable water.

Martin Lewis, Co-chair of the World Community Service Committee, came up with the idea of the Sunrise Rotary Club providing dollar for dollar matching funds for any pledged BioSand filter money. Enough money was collected and sent to the Dominican Republic to purchase 106 bio sand water filters providing clean drinking water to over 1,000 people.

If you are interested in helping with International Water projects like this one or hundres of local community service projects, visit a local Rotary club. There are five in Indian River County.

Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Wed at 7 a.m. at the Riverhouse, Vero Beach Rotary Club meets every Thursday at Noon at the Vero Beach Yacht Club, Oceanside Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. also at Riverhouse, Orchid Island club meets every Wednesday at Noon at the Vero Beach Country Club, and the Sebastian Rotary Club meets every Thursday at Noon at Capt. Butchers. Some clubs now meeting via Zoom.

To reach Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach, visit

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