It began in 2002, although the idea had been around for several years, since a former club member visited Nicaragua on a church mission trip. Rotarian Bob Scroggs (deceased) came back to the club with reports of severe hardships caused by the lack of potable water among the very poor in that country.
The Rotary Club of Tulsa, through its International Projects Committee, located an old truck-mounted water well rig, found a volunteer driller and acquired the rig. We also purchased drilling and water production supplies and bought a 45 foot cargo trailer to ship the supplies to Nicaragua, on board a ship out of the Port of Gulfport, MS into Puerto Cortes, Honduras, then overland to Managua, Nicaragua.
The trailer also contained medical supplies donated by Medical Supplies Network Inc. The medical supplies were destined for a hospital in Masaya, Nicaragua.
The May 21, 2018 Tulsa World story shows the amazing impact that one man's inspired thought, combined with others of the same minds of service above self, can change the lives of people in other lands.
Click Here to Download the PDF of the Tulsa World story by John Klein. You can find this story on page 7 & 8 of the Monday, May 21 issue of the Tulsa World. Tulsa World Subscribers can also find the story HERE.
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