Tribute to Ron Reid

Ron Reid, the Chairman of Help A Village Effort (HAVE), died suddenly on Dec. 10, 2020. He inspired people – to join him on the Board of HAVE; to support the work of the organization; and to carry out the work on the ground in India.

Remembering Ron Reid

HAVE is profoundly saddened by the loss of board chairman Ron Reid, who passed away on Dec. 10. We will be posting more about Ron and plans to honour his life in the near future. You can read about the inspirational life he led here.

Update on projects in Nabaranghur District

Well projects are moving forward in Nabaranghur District, in Odisha, India, with funding from donations to Help A Village Effort. Twelve wells in Papadahandi, Boriguama, and Nanahandi Blocks have either been completed or are underway by NGO RUCHC (Rural Community Health Centre). Nishita Daudsena, CEO of RUCHC, says drilling takes eight to nine hours on a good day, or it could take up to two days. Each well provides water to hundreds of people. HAVE has committed about $23,000 to this 12 well project.  

Help A Village Effort nears fundraising goal for 2020

Minden-based charity Help A Village Effort has been working with rural villages in India for nearly four decades, turning donations from Canada into clean water and hygiene resources through partnerships with trusted non-governmental organizations. Funding in recent years has gone to the states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal on the east coast of India. In 2020, while much of the world has been grappling with the coronavirus, the region of West Bengal had yet another challenge as Cyclone Amphan ripped through the east coast of the country, downing trees and power lines, killing more than 70 people in… [ read more ]

Participation high at Glovertown Walk for Water

The June 8 Glovertown H.A.V.E. Branch’s 21st Walk for Water was a huge success. The weather was perfect; the spirit of the Walk was high, with 37 participants present; and the goal of providing 10 new bore wells looks rather encouraging, currently close to $14,000 (including another substantial contribution from a dedicated H.A.V.E. supporter) was raised. 

West Vancouver Walk brings community together

May 25th this year marked the first time the Walk for Water was located at the Gleneagles Community Centre instead of St Monica Church which had been used for the past 10 years. The Community Centre was a great host and we were able to keep dry on that damp day by setting up the registration and “dining” tables out front under the extensive roof overhang.