The Upper East Side Project: The Shamir Drill
The Shamir Drill will extract 6.6 billion gallons of drinkable water each year from a recently discovered source of underground water, which is one mile below the Earth's surface.
This effort will add 6 - 7 inches to the Kinneret's water level annually. The Kinneret (aka The Sea of Galilee) is Israel's largest fresh water reserve, but it is severely depleted.
This new water source will be a lifeline for the hundreds of agricultural families in Israel's "Fruit Basket" whose livelihoods have been compromised by cutbacks in water quotas due to drought.
To donate to this important project and show your allegiance to the UES, click the button on the left.
Act Now! The competition only lasts from May 10 - June 15, 2010.
More about the UES/UWS Competition
Each tax-deductible contribution will benefit JNF’s effort to alleviate Israel’s severe water crisis. To learn more: http://www.jnf.org/water .
-- Upper West Side residents have adopted the Sderot Reservoirs.
-- Upper East Side residents have adopted the Shamir Drill.
-- A water certificate for all who give a minimum of $36.
-- Grand prize gifts for the two highest contributors:
o Two tickets to a Broadway Show donated by Plum Benefits
o A Gift Basket donated by Sweets in Bloom
To see how the UWS is doing, visit: http://www.jnf.org/eastwest
Questions? Contact Shira Berenson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212)879-9305 ext. 501.
JNF does more than plant trees, JNF is making a global difference in the international water crisis through testing innovative solutions in Israel.