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. 

Support Minden’s Walk for Water

If you’re in the Haliburton County area, this June you can support HAVE’s work by participating in or donating to one of the following events:

Join the West Vancouver Walk for Water

On May 25th, we look forward to gathering again in support of those who do not have any of the benefits of clean running water in their homes. The Walk for Water in West Vancouver will cover about 3km. That is the distance village women walk every day to fetch buckets of water for their homes; water that is often polluted. (There is a shorter 1km walk.) Our goal is to raise funds for three new wells. This will impact the lives of as many as 300 people as they will be getting clean water from a village pump footsteps… [ read more ]

Walk for Water in Glovertown!

It’s that time again! Join us on Saturday, June 8 at the 21st Walk for Water in Glovertown, Nfld., to raise funds for Help A Village Effort. The walk starts at 8 a.m. from Glovertown Academy, around Ken Diamond Memorial Park. Tax receipts are issued for donations of $20 or more. See you there!

Vancouver Walk for Water raises thousands for clean water

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this year’s Walk for Water.   Our tenth annual Walk in West Vancouver brought in $3,450 and we expect another $1,000 to come. As a result, 200 families will HAVE the full benefit of good drinking water.   If you have not yet made a donation  please mail to my address a cheque payable to HAVE- Help A Village Effort: David Phillips 6610 Madrona Cres., West Vancouver, B.C. V7W 2J8