Projects Completed in 2004
Project 6: Buu Thang Pagoda - Completed Jan. 1, 2004
Buu Thang Pagoda, which is a home for children that are suffering birth defects of various kinds, will now have clean water. This project is being sponsored and funded by Lois Conaway of Warren, PA.
It is given to the children of Buu Thang as a gift from her and her grandchildren.
Project 7: Hang Lang - Completed Jan. 18, 2004.
In early January, 2004 we began construction of a well to provide safe drinking water at Hang Lang Village outside of Di Linh, Vietnam. This project was sponsored entirely by the Gill Family of Martinez, California.
Phy Zut village
Care to Help spent the month of February, 2004 attempting to bring safe water to the village of Phy Zut. Unfortunately we could not find good groundwater beneath their village. We are very disappointed that we could not help them at this time, we hope to come back at a later date to try again.
Project 8: Kha'mp Rong - Completed April 28, 2004.
On April 28, 2004 Care to Help completed a new deep groundwater water well at the village of Kha'mp Rong. This project was sponsored by Diane Tourville, Ethan Roush, and Rachel Bard from the Seattle area.
Project 9: Ta Nang Village - Completed May 15, 2004.
On May 15, 2004 CTH finished drilling a new well at the location elementary & High Schools of Ta Nang Village. Before this well was completed, the 700 students had no access to water. This project was sponsored by Cheryl and Chuck Kline, Phillip, Buffy, Erik and Jack Simmons of Encinitas, California.
Cheryl and Chuck Kline receive an enthusiastic welcome from the kids of Ta Nang when they visit the village school, and the well project that they sponsored.
Project 10: Ka Do village - Completed May 25, 2004.
On May 25, 2004, Care to Help completed construction of a new well project at Ka Do Village, 40 miles east of Da Lat. This well was built next to the village elementary school, which currently has no safe water source.
This project is sponsored by a group of Seattle companies and citizens who work with public water systems, including the Law Office of Thomas M. Pors, Pacific Groundwater Group, Gray & Osborne, Inc., International Research Associates, James & Gretchen Miller, Jay & Lorraine Manning, George & Edith Bower, and Dan & Donna Bruno.
Project 11: Quang Hiep - Completed June 28th, 2004.
On June 28, 2004, Care to Help completed construction of a new well to provide safe drinking water at Quang Hiep High School, and the surrounding village. Quang Hiep is about 40 kilometers SE of Da Lat.
This project is was sponsored by the Watson family of Seattle, Washington.
Project 12: Ta Ly - Completed August 12, 2004.
On Aug 12, 2004, Care to Help completed construction of a new well at Ta Ly Village, east of Da Lat, Vietnam. This village has 86 families and over 500 people, they previously had no safe water source.
This well was sponsored by a diverse group of cyber friends that organized themselves in order to help others:
Dusty Arrington & Kathleen Mcmahon, Albuquerque, NM
Rob Ayers, Concord, MA
Scott Brown, Chicago, ILL
The Gill Family, Martinez, CA
Michael Gordon, Laytonville, CA
Mike & Mary Sauvola, Reno, NV
Tim & Ria Smigelski, Philadelphia, PA
Tim Sullivan, Pittsburgh, PA
Harold & Rose White, Tsawwassen, BC Canada
Project 13: Quang Lap - Opened on September 6, 2004.
On August 2nd, Care to Help began construction of our first school project. Quang Lap village is an ethnic minority village that had no school available for their youngest children, roughly preschool to 3rd grade. They asked us if we could help them with a school. CTH was able to strike a historic agreement with the local government: CTH would build the school, the government would provide the teacher, and the village will handle all maintenance and utilities. As a result, schooling is free for the kids of the village.
Funding for this school has been gladly provided by the R.M. Watson Co. in appreciation of its friends and clients:
Larry and Sherri Benaroya, The Benaroya Company
Steve Malsam, Wakefield Homes
Len Evans, The Evans Company
Ken Watson, Graphics Sportswear
HAL Real Estate Investments Inc.
Peter Ostrander, Fidelity Title Co.
Michael Heijer, Grancorp
Lars Jonsson, Stellar International Holdings
Greg Hilgren, Calvest Realty Advisors
Legacy Partners Residential
JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management
Sares/Regise the intro
Young, DeNormandie & Oscarsson
ING Clarion Partners
"This school is dedicated to the hearts and minds of every precious child passing through its doors." -Bob Watson
Project 14: B'dor - Completed Oct. 28, 2004.
On October 28, 2004 Care to Help completed construction of a new deep groundwater well system for the village of B'Dor, which is about 120km south of Da Lat, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. B'Dor is an ethnic minoritycommunity of over 2000, and they currently have access to a very poor and unsafe water source.
This safe water project is being sponsored by Mike Jones of Oroville, WA in honor of his parents, Jim and June Jones of Concord, CA.
Mike Jones recently traveled to meet the villagers of B'Dor, where he sponsored this safe water project for them. It was a life changing experience for all.
Project 15: B'Co - Completed Nov. 15, 2004.
On November 15, 2004 CTH dedicated a new safe water well at B'Co, a village next door to B'Dor village. B'Co has over 1000 residents. This project was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bellevue, Washington.