Loving Public Welfare Association of Anding District，Dingxi City of Gansu Province is consisted of teachers and students from universities, which is engaged in helping vulnerable groups by means of voluntary services.
(The running water in China is too polluted to drink directly, so people tend to drink boiled water.)
Before dawn, students living in the mountainous areas are already on their way to school. The school is far away from their homes, so they have to eat lunch somewhere near the school. They often use a plastic bottle to hold water, but hot water usually causes it to become bent out of shape. Many children even drink raw water which contains a lot of germs and microbes. Their health is thus endangered. At the end of 2013, volunteers from the Association visited several schools with thermos bottles donated by the Foundation Management Association for Health Life and Culture.
I remember seeing the shocked reactions on the children's faces when they learned that plastic bottles release harmful materials when they come in contact with high temperatures. We believe they will not use plastic bottles to hold hot water again. All of our volunteers truly care about the health of the children and we all hope they will not drink raw water in the future. The students received their thermoses and stood in line silently to express their gratitude. They are the future of our country and we hope to create a bright future for them with our love.
Original article written by Jingtian Yao, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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