The Fund-An-Item for this year (2015) is “Water for Life”. Even though the Copper Canyon has seen moderate precipitation in recent years the challenge still remains for dependable and safe access to clean drinking water. A comprehensive scientific survey of the existing conditions will be managed by Schneider Water Services of St. Paul, Oregon fully staffed by volunteers but still requiring a significant budget to execute. The outcome of this survey will determine what needs to be done in the way of rehabilitation and new construction for the long term delivery of safe drinking water to the Tarahumara families who depend on it.
This will be a multi-year program that will put the infrastructure in place for many years to come. The TCHF of Oregon will be supporting this project and they just raised approximately $40,000 at the annual Benefit in October to be used for this campaign.
Please click here for a detailed overview of the project: /sites/default/files/docs/Schneider%20Water%20Project%20Report.pdf
Thanks again for Fr. Miguel, Fr. David and Steve Schneider and the entire Schneider group for spearheading and managing this project in support of the long-term survival of the Tarahumara in the Copper Canyon.