Students at West Islip High School have a goal to provide clean drinking water to citizens of Uganda, and on Saturday, they're to help them acheive it.
The West Islip Thirst Project, a local chapter of The Thirst Project, a national organization that builds freshwater wells in developing countries around the world, is close to reaching its goal of $5,000. Reaching that goal will alllow the club's thirty members to build a well in Uganda and provide locals there with fresh water and educate them on the importance of hand-washing and sanitization. They're hoping funds raised from the yard sale will do just that.
"Those of us who are seniors want to reach our goal before we graduate," said group spokesperson Nick Secor, a senior at the high school. "We would like to thank everyone who has helped us get to this point since march! It means so much to everyone in the West Thirst Project."
The sale will take place June 2 at from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items for sale include clothing, furniture, children's toys and accessories. They'll also be selling Thirst Project merchandise.
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