Pakistan Snows Falling - 6.0 Earthquake shakes the region, Disease breaking out! - Appeal letter written to President George W. Bush
November 8, 2005 - Cocoa, FL 6:56am (EDT) Report submitted by Joe Hurston
After our last report, dated November 5th, a 6.0 Earthquake shook the region where we had just delivered water purification units. We know that the very precarious road to the village was damaged. We are so thankful that we placed 2 Vortex Voyagers TM in that village as we just knew that even the slightest quake would cut those precious people off.
A further headline this morning is that disease is breaking out. Much due to water-borne disease. The tragedy of all of this is that we can do something about it! This disease is PREVENTABLE with clean water. Air Mobile stands ready to go. We have the Vortex Voyagers TM ready to ship. We simply need the funding.
Yesterday I made a personal appeal to President Bush (see letter below). While visiting with a prominent leader in Orlando, Dr. Florence Alexander, I told her all about our journey to Pakistan and our urgent need for funding. She immediately picked up the phone and called the White House. I must admit, I was taken back by her boldness. Soon we had a phone number, fax number and points of contact. Within an hour, a letter was written and sent directly to President Bush. I know how busy our President is, but we are crying out for over 1,000,000 people in extreme risk. We have answers and solutions for some of their desperate problems! We must do all that we can! Please pray that our leaders will listen!
As these stories develop, we will report to you. PLEASE continue to pray for a miracle so that we can get back to Pakistan to help!! THANKS AGAIN for your prayer, love and support!
ACTUAL LETTER SENT TO PRESIDENT BUSH
November 7, 2005
Dear President Bush:
Mr. President, this is an urgent request for funding for 200 water purifiers that are desperately needed in Pakistan. The water purifiers are unique in that they can purify water in remote, isolated areas. The only requirement is a fresh water source. Virus and bacteria are immediately rendered harmless. A final filtration and the water is ready to drink or store. The Water Purifier, called the Vortex Voyager TM, is manufactured in the United States of America by Cartridge Source of America, Inc.
My team and I have just returned from Pakistan after spending 8 days successfully deploying six of the portable water purification units to the most devastated areas affected by the October 8, 2005 earthquake. The units are portable, weigh only 22 pounds and are easily deployed. Approx. 30 gallons of contaminated fresh water can be purified each hour by each unit. Rechargeable battery packs and solar panels are furnished to power the units when electricity is not available. We have deployed these proven units around the world in the tsunami region (Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka), Kenya, Africa, Haiti and most recently in New Orleans, Beaumont and Orange, Texas.
While in Pakistan (October 28 to November 4), we were the guest of Punjab Governor Khalid Maqbool (see attached newspaper article) who offered to assist us to deploy these units via helicopter. We also met with the Federal Minister of Health, Dr. Mohammad Nasir Khan. I have attached a formal request letter from General Abdul Qadir Usmani, Vice Principal of the Army Medical College for Immediate deployment of 200 of these Vortex Voyager TM water purification units. General Usmani (a medical doctor and former Federal Minister of Health) requested these units be shipped immediately before winter sets in the mountains.
I am personally prepared to deploy with the first 50 units this Friday, November 11th. The balance of 150 will be shipped within the next 3 weeks. The first snow falls have begun and people are trapped. A significant earthquake occurred Sunday, November 6, 2005 further bringing further damage and dilemma to the region. Clean water is essential to life.
I am aware of your pledge to help Pakistan. Safe drinking water is their most desperate need. Many people are suffering and dying because of the contaminated water they are drinking. Your immediate assistance with funding will help us to save many lives! Each unit cost is $3000. The immediate need is for 200 units. The total cost is $600,000 plus shipping. The overall need is 2000 units within the next six months. Thank you for your consideration in this urgent matter. God Bless You!
President – Air Mobile Ministries and Cartridge Source of America
Air Mobile Ministries is 501C-3 Relief Organization established in 1984. Cartridge Source of America is a Small, Minority Owned business based in Titusville, Florida.