On Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., students from Torrey Pines High School and La Costa Canyon High School will hope to “Be the Change” that this world needs by hosting a “Lip-Sync Contest for the Maya Relief Foundation.” The teens hope to raise enough money for 300 water filters to be placed in homes of the poorest families living in the Guatemala area. The Maya Relief Foundation places a revolutionary, new high-tech water filter in the homes of people who are suffering from impure and contaminated water. Many children miss school for months out of the year due to parasites and infection caused by the impurities in their water. This new special water filter is changing the world one family at a time.
When Randie Reinhart of the Maya Relief Foundation was asked about these new water filters she said, “It looks similar to a clay pot!” It only costs $50 for a family to have one of these revolutionary water filters. The problem with most water filters is that they often crack or grow mold. These water filters are the most critical item a family needs to survive and be healthy.
The Reinhart family has one in their very home in Rancho Santa Fe. To learn more about the Maya Relief Foundation and how you can help families receive pure drinking water, or to learn more about their other projects, visit www.mayarelief.org or attend the event and make a donation on behalf of the Maya Relief Foundation. One-hundred percent of all proceeds go toward water filters. This event has been approved by Teen Korps, a local organization that teaches kids serve in their community and around the globe. These teens encourage everyone to get involved. Their motto is, “Be the Change” that this world needs.