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Vancouver Rotarians Bring Clean Water & School Clothes to Puerto Vallarta Villages

Esther Short - Columbian
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December 27, 2012

Over the last few years, two Rotary Clubs in the Vancouver area have put together volunteers and funds to make life better for needy Mexican families in the Puerto Vallarta area.

Charlie Bishop of the Rotary Club of Vancouver said $5,000 in seed money from his club eventually grew into $22,000 in matching funds and other gifts, and went to provide a clean water system for four Puerto Vallarta-area villages.

Now, his wife, Patti Bishop, has led her Rotary Club of Greater Clark County to ante up another $5,000 for more water projects.

Charlie Bishop said the couple spends about half of each year in Mexico and has learned firsthand that many children miss lots of school because of waterborne illnesses.

Meanwhile, the Vancouver club has also leveraged $3,500 into $17,000 for school uniforms and shoes for children.

"Rotary does everything it can to help kids stay in school," he said.

Learn more at Vancouver Rotary Club and Greater Clark County Rotary.

  Learn more about Club Rotario Puerto Vallarta Pitillal

  Learn more about Rotary Club Marina Vallarta

  Learn more about Rotary Club of Jaltemba Bay - La Penita

  Learn more about Rotary International Puerto Vallarta

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Please write and ask TripAdvisor why all other Cabo Corrientes attractions are still on the Puerto Vallarta page while only the Garden was removed.

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