I graduated from Grosse Pointe South High School in 1978 (and Brownell in 1974). In 2003, I came back to my community with a request for help in funding a project to build a plumbing system and drill a water well at a school in the remote town of Molo, Kenya.
You responded with incredible enthusiasm. I would like to specifically thank the students, teachers, administrators and parents at Brownell Middle School (Jar Wars 2003) and the Grosse Pointe News for helping to make this possible.
On Dec. 15, we got word from Kenya that the well had been successfully drilled. There is now fresh water flowing throughout the entire 10-acre school campus. Everyone is overjoyed! This water will enable hundreds more children to be brought to the safety of this miraculous school.
Many more current and former Grosse Pointers gave generously of their time and resources to make this dream a reality for these children. Asante sana (thank you very much in Swahili) for your belief and support of this effort to truly make a difference for these children and this community.