Nov. 02 2010 Press Contact: James Burge Mountain Lion PRide President James.Burge@ymail.com 719.205.6999
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Mountain Lion PRide Joins Engineers Without Borders on Bolivia water project MLPR and EWB-COS COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Mountain Lion PRide is collaborating with the Colorado Springs chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-COS) to make a difference in the lives of the people in the small communities of Zuncallo and Comucala in Bolivia. This year the organizations are working together to build awareness for the drinking water and irrigation projects in Bolivia. The members of EWB will travel to Bolivia to repair, construct and develop a clean water system. The group had its initial site assessment visit in June 2009 and will return soon. When asked about the conclusion of the organization’s work EWB president Matt Grimes stated, “The positive impacts include cleaner and safer drinking water for the inhabitants of the village. This will increase the overall health of the people by reducing sickness and death related to water-borne diseases. With the implementation of an irrigation system we expect the village will be able to grow higher-value cash crops over a longer growing season.” The student club Mountain Lion PRide has a great deal of responsibility when it comes to awareness and fundraising for the project. Reaching out to the people of Colorado Springs is a very important part of its job. Gaining support from the community is the best way to ensure that the project follows through. Currently, Mountain Lion PRide has been in contact with local companies in order to receive sponsorships for a local project in the works. “The local project is still being kept under wraps until a later date,” said Carla Quarrels, of Mountain Lion PRide. “I can, however, say that the outcome of the project will not only aid the people here, but will also make a difference for the communities in Bolivia.” To find out more information on EWB-COS or to make a donation towards the irrigation and drinking water project, please visit www.ewbcos.org.