Rotary Foundation Helps Schools in Lebanon Gain Access to Clean Water

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Christopher Lowell Jackson, Allstate Greensboro

Honored as the leader of one of the state’s 100 fastest-growing businesses, Christopher Lowell Jackson manages the daily operations of Allstate’s Greensboro, Georgia agency. Outside of work, Christopher Lowell Jackson maintains an active membership with the Rotary Club of Greene and Putnam Counties.

The chapter supports the Rotary Foundation, which has given $3 billion in international aid for over 100 years. One of the international recipients of the foundation is Lebanon, which is still feeling the effects of the 15-year civil war that killed 120,000 people.

Rotary clubs in northern Lebanon have seen the need for access to clean water in its schools, which have a large refugee population. Members established an elaborate plan to provide tanks, water filters, and safety monitoring to address this issue. So far, 200 schools have been served. Rotary Foundation hopes to assist all of the country’s 1,535 schools in three years.

The effort has also inspired Rotarians. One woman, a member of the Druze sect of Islam, reported that she now understands better the faiths of Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy.

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