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Heritage League held two jewelry auctions to help provide clean water for children in Haiti.

The Heritage League raised over $750 to help provide clean water for children in Haiti. The money was donated to "Water is Life," an organization that provide small, portable filtration straws that hang around a child's neck guaranteeing them clean drinking water for a year.

Each straw has three filtration systems. A membrane filter filters particles, membranes and molecules. Iodine crystals eliminate diseases. A charcoal filter removes bad tastes and provides clean, safe water. The straw cleanses impure water no matter how unsanitary it may be.

Each year 1.8 million people will die due to waterborne disease. The majority of them are children.

The club held two jewelry auctions in April and May to raise the money. The jewelry was donated by club members.

The Heritage League is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the oldest and largest women's volunteer organization in the country.

The Journal Star, August 2, 2013