Water for Life International does the work in Guatemala, but we could not do it at all if it were not for our volunteer drillers who come each year and donate their time and experience to bring clean water to folks who have none. And the drillers could not drill if it were not for the donors who give money and materials to make their work possible. There are many companies who help us by providing material as a donation or at such reduced prices that it might as well be a donation. We would like to give recognition to the some of these companies.
Cetco supplies 2 pallets of bentonite each year for surface seals on the wells.
Baker Manufacturing sells the 11HD hand pumps & appurtenances to us each year at a deep discount.
The Spokane branch of Mitchell, Lewis & Staver Co., sets aside submersible pumps and motors that become available throughout the year. They also donate new pumps and fittings to WFL that serve critical needs that we encounter.
The STA-RITE pump company donates new pumps each year.
The Spokane branch of Preferred Pump gives a very good price to WFL for Grundfos solar pumps. This allows us to provide water in the deeper (400’-550’) wells when electricity is not available and the water level is beyond the capability of the hand pumps.
Basin & Range Drilling is owned by one of our volunteer drillers, Bob Perry. The company often donates much needed cable tools and parts in addition to the things Bob personally donates and supplies to us.
Tacoma Pump & Drilling donates much needed pump supplies (again above and beyond what our friends and the owners, Jon & Chris Hanson, supply). They also recruit others to drill and assist the project.
We also extend a warm thank you to the many contractors who donate casing, tools, elevators, cable, and parts when we contact them.
We do have some a special need. Our old Ford F350 trucks are wearing out. We have been purchasing Mitsubishi double cab diesel pickups to replace them. The smaller trucks work better on the roads and it is easier to obtain parts for them and store them in the off-season. We have a critical need to purchase another pickup for our dental and medical teams. A used diesel, 4 door, Mitsubishi will cost $15,000.00, but will serve many years.
If you can’t go to Guatemala and wish to be an integral part of improving the health of people, please consider helping us with this critical need.