Engineer Brings Innovative Solutions to Samaritan’s Purse to Ensure Access to Clean Drinking Water for Millions in Need

Samaritan’s Purse commemorates World Water Day

Brent Kejr, a passionate engineer, made the decision to move back to the United States from Asia three years ago to join Samaritan’s Purse. This organization travels around the world to provide clean drinking water to people in need, using innovative technologies and filter systems to ensure access despite difficult circumstances. Some filters are even powered by solar panels and can be left in countries permanently.

As part of his role with Samaritan’s Purse, Kejr helps design equipment used globally 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 to make it clean and drinkable. These units can provide 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 clean water for care and surgeries.

Samaritan’s Purse’s mission is clear: prevent disease outbreaks during disasters and emergencies by providing safe drinking water. Deputy Director David Phillips emphasized the importance of water as a life source, highlighting the need for preparedness at all times. In locations like Ukraine, where war damaged the water infrastructure, Samaritan’s Purse was able to drill wells and distribute clean water throughout the community.

Kejr and his team are dedicated to ensuring that access to clean drinking water remains a top priority during times of crisis at Samaritan’s Purse. Their work is vital in preventing disease outbreaks and improving health outcomes for communities in need around the world.

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