March 13 2017

Merced Sun-Star – Planada, Le Grand youngsters have new access to safe drinking water

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…A trio of nonprofits recently teamed to put new water bottle-filling stations in Le Grand and Planada schools, according to a news release. The Agua4All campaign to provide and promote safe drinking water in rural communities brought the stations to the schools with help from Dignity Health, the California Endowment and Rural Community Assistance Corp., the release said. Students celebrated the new stations Thursday with several local leaders. Speakers encouraged the nearly 300 students in attendance to choose water over sugary drinks that can lead to health problems such as type II diabetes and obesity, the release said…

Click here to learn about what The California Endowment is doing to expand access to clean drinking water to CA’s kids.