JUBILEE WATER REPORT
06/01/11 – 10/17/13
My interest in helping families came about with the overwhelming number of cases of children passing intestinal parasites and having no water in their home. I even had one mother [one that we are still trying to get a water source into her home and hopefully a septic system/bathroom] told me that “the minute her son died – warms started coming out of every hole in’m – even his ears.” The number of children coming close to dying from parasites has decreased. More recently; an elderly man was to be released from the hospital after amputation of his hand. The hospital was going to refuse to release him to his home because; he didn’t have water in his home.
In the two years: a contract has been signed with Living Waters of the World, 30 applications for water assistance has been received, and several water scores have been tested. To date we have:
resolved &/or dropped
cases (2out of county request)
"4 Wells dug hit water on all
4" Thank you to our friends in Christ in
Lebanon, TN (see pictures above)
5 to follow-up on purification systems
4 need water in their home
8 need water
2 need purification systems.
*Please realize that if/when water is established; a purification system will often be needed. A household that has water to the home must have a working septic system or they can be evicted from their home.
The water program for low income - to no income families has multiple ramifications to make a working water system for a household. Jubilee will continue to endeavor to work at collecting applications from families/households in need, evaluate the needs, work to connect resources to families, and to resolve/improve the water quality in the homes in Hancock County