Samaritan’s Purse Engineer Brings Innovative Water Solutions to Emergencies Worldwide

Samaritan’s Purse commemorates World Water Day

Brent Kejr, an engineer with a passion for building and solving problems, decided to move back to the United States from Asia three years ago to join Samaritan’s Purse. This global organization travels the world to provide clean drinking water to people in need, using advanced technologies and filter systems to overcome difficult circumstances. Some of their filters are even powered by solar panels and can be left in place permanently.

As part of his role at Samaritan’s Purse, Kejr helps design equipment used worldwide to provide clean drinking water. His work has taken him to places like Haiti after the earthquake, Ukraine, and various emergency field hospitals around the world. The organization has mobile units that can be deployed wherever needed, capable of filtering water on-site and making it safe for consumption. These units can provide clean drinking water for up to 10,000 people a day when connected to a freshwater source, with smaller filters available specifically for field hospitals to ensure patients have access to clean water for care and surgeries.

Samaritan’s Purse is dedicated to preventing disease outbreaks during disasters and emergencies by providing safe drinking water. Deputy Director David Phillips emphasized the importance of access to clean water as a basic human right, highlighting the need for preparedness in times of crisis. In locations like Ukraine, where the water infrastructure was damaged by war, Samaritan’s Purse was able to drill wells and distribute clean water throughout the community.

Overall, Samaritan’s Purse is committed to ensuring that communities have access to safe drinking water regardless of the challenges they face. Kejr and his team’s work help keep this mission at the forefront of their efforts during times of crisis.

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