I want to introduce you to the WAPI Family!
First, I volunteer at
WAPIs for the World assisting in Public Relations. I acquire names and emails with the desire to expand our database, create our monthly email, and have been working on our new website. It is our vision for the WAPI organization to become a family as we help people all around the planet and teach them that their lives can and will change through clean drinking water – WAPI Water!
I was so touched by the following human-interest story that it needs sharing. Apart from their roles in WAPI, Bob and Karen Tait minister to prison inmates twice a month. One inmate in particular, Doug kept in touch with Bob after being released. This man was so impressed with Bob that he, to this day, donates $35 monthly to
WAPIs for the World. Thank you, kind sir, for your contribution.
We have an interesting volunteer that works weekly. Winslow Parker is a congenial blind man that cuts our wire and polycarbonate tubing to Bob's specifications. Through God’s love there are no limits.
The First United Methodist Church of Chula Vista brought a team of volunteers to Vancouver, Washington to meet Bob Tait. They wanted to learn about the WAPIs and were willing to make them for the day. Bob was pleased at how perfectly the WAPIs were made and how many were made – a whapping 700. In addition, the church graciously gifted a $400 check in support of
WAPIs for the World. What a rewarding way to spend the day. (Chula Vista, in Southern California is near Mexico)
WAPIs for the World
is built by Volunteers that are willing to donate their time and talent to help those in need of clean safe water to live. On Bob’s mission trip to
Zambia, Africa in 2010
, he was impacted by the immense need for improved water and the need to teach personal hygiene and sanitation. After reaching home, Bob started planning a way of making a better WAPI.
WAPIs for the World
is now eight years strong, operated by all volunteers including Bob and Karen and is run by donations given to cover all cost.
Now, our WAPIs are in
31 countries and growing
. We have three groups who produce and manufacture the WAPIs. (Honduras in Central America, and in the USA: Vancouver, Washington and Happy Valley, Oregon.) The number of facilities will increase after the new year when we will be introducing a new efficient small heating device.
Also, the WAPI and its manufacturing process is being revamped where the WAPI can easily be assembled without the use of heat.
Would you like the opportunity to build WAPIs in your neighborhood and/or country?