LEWISTON — Pastor Rigaud Antoine, the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club’s partner in Haiti for the recently completed water truck project, will visit the club at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. He’ll provide a status update on the water truck funded by the club during a dinner at the Ramada Inn.
Cost of the buffet is $15.
Antoine is the past president of a Rotary Club in Port Au Prince Haiti who partnered with the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club over the past two years to finance a water truck for the orphanage and school he oversees. Over $40,000 was raised in the greater L/A community to purchase a truck and equip it with a tank and specialty parts needed to deliver water to the orphanage, school and the local village.
The devastating destruction of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti left many children orphaned and entire communities struggling to rebuild. Due to the proximity to sea level, drilled wells are not an option for the school and orphanage so they rely on water being delivered daily for bathing, laundry and other daily needs at a cost of $45 every three days.
A work team from the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club visited Haiti in 2012, and International Committee Chair Stephanie Gelinas also did some exploration and discovery that resulted in the Haiti Water Truck International Project.
For more information on the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary, go to www.lewistonauburnrotary.org, or find them on Facebook/Lewiston (ME) Rotary. The club meets from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday at the Ramada Inn.
To make a reservation for the Oct. 30 dinner buffet, RSVP to [email protected]