Posted by Shannon Harvey on Sep 23, 2019
Pictured above are Francisco Diaz, Greg Bowles and Karl Mattson, standing in front of President Brad.
Today we had a check presentation to Project Gettysburg Leon and the Talolinga Water Project. The Gettysburg Rotary Club donated $500 and an anonymous Gettysburg Rotarian donated an additional $500 resulting in a $1,000 donation.  Lynn Cairns introduced Karl Mattson, retired chaplain at Gettysburg College and founding director of the Center for Public Service and the Sister City relationship with Project Gettysburg Leon (PGL).
PGL is working together with the rural community of Talolinga in the region of Leon to build a system of clean water for the current population of over 350 people.  Currently the community has to rely on water sources that are questionable in quantity and quality, and often people have to haul water from those sources. Our donation, along with PGL funding, will be used to purchase the needed materials.  The community in turn will contribute the labor needed for the project.