LifeStraw Fundraiser


Pastor Irv Gammon of Florence Congregational Church & Rabbi Riqi Kosovske of Beit Ahavah Reform Synagogue have teamed up to sponsor an immediate mission-tzedakah to assist the residents of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria’s recent devastation, by sending “LifeStraw Family Water Filters” to Puerto Rico.

Each filter can give 18,000 liters (4775 gallons) of clean, drinkable water to a group of people. So far we have sent several hundred water filters to Puerto Rico as a result of this campaign, and will continue to do so. We are unbelievably lucky for the help we have received in flying them over, and thankful for the folks on the ground in Puerto Rico including through the Jewish community ready to receive and distribute water filters, who have expressed the need for the filters and gratitude for our show of solidarity. People are suffering and dying from lack of clean water there and these contributions are truly making a difference.

To date we have raised over $50,000 for this amazing cause! Please continue to GIVE GENEROUSLY to sponsor family water filters. They cost $50 each.

Checks can be made out to “Florence Congregational Church” (memo line “LifeStraw Water Filters Puerto Rico”), and mailed or dropped off to us at 130 Pine Street, Florence, MA 01062.

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Give the gift of water this season!

If you’re looking for an amazing  gift this season that goes towards a good cause, you can make a donation in honor of a friend or loved one. Below we’ve attached 3 versions of this certificate, which can be printed off and filled out for gift-giving. We’ve made sure to include a version for Hanukkah, Christmas, and “Happy Holidays” format so there’s options for everyone! 

Click here to download this certificate: Water is Life Hanukkah Gift Certificate

Click here to download this certificate: Water is Life- Happy Holidays Gift Certificate

Click here to download this certificate: Water is Life- Christmas Gift Certificate