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Global nonprofit seeks to drill 69 safe-water wells to serve more than 62,000 people.

Cross Catholic Outreach, a Catholic global relief and development nonprofit, is launching a massive effort to provide the people of rural Ghana, Malawi and Zambia with critical needs, such as safe-water wells, nutritious food, quality medical care and educational opportunities. The Wells of Salvation campaign allows Catholics to make a significant change in the lives of these families, especially as they consider almsgiving during Lent.

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“Families, parishes and individuals are already so generous to our mission and have made such incredible differences to the people we serve worldwide,” said Michele Sagarino, president of Cross Catholic Outreach. “These wells will be lifesaving measures for people living in Ghana, Malawi and Zambia, who trek daily to get water from dirty rivers because they have no other options. They frequently get sick and are in great need of assistance, which we are planning to provide with the help of generous U.S. Catholics.”



Wells of Salvation seeks to build a brighter future for families by drilling 69 safe-water wells, which will bless 62,145 lives with clean water in Ghana, Malawi and Zambia. This campaign also aims to construct a multipurpose building to host Sunday Mass and kindergarten classes in Ghana; to install five sanitation blocks (a total of 25 latrines) in Ghana; to build three schools and teacher housing in Ghana; to equip a mobile clinic in Malawi to serve 2,500 patients; and to provide nutritional support for 250 hungry families in Malawi.



“Families who live in these remote regions face crushing hardships every day as they seek to provide the basic necessity of water for their children and extended family members,” said Sagarino. “All our work is done in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, and we strive to bring the love of God to all the people we serve. This is the heart of our mission, and anyone donating to us also participates in the mission of serving our brothers and sisters in Christ.”
The Cross Catholic Outreach Wells of Salvation campaign ultimately seeks to bring the love of Christ to these poverty-stricken communities and empower the Diocese of Wa in Ghana, the Diocese of Karonga in Malawi and the Diocese of Chipata in Zambia to provide relief for its residents.



Catholic groups, including parishes, Knights of Columbus Councils and other organizations, can learn more about Wells of Salvation, including finding downloadable resources, at CrossCatholic.org/Lent.

Individuals who would like to support Cross Catholic Outreach’s global efforts to bring safe, clean water to impoverished families can learn more at CrossCatholic.org/Clean-Water.


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