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Friday 14.10.2011 | 10:00



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  • San Diego teen receives award, recognition for volunteer efforts benefiting PCI

    Liza Gurtin , a 17-year-old San Diego high school
    student (pictured above), is one of five recipients
    who was honored with the prestigious
    Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award in August 2011. She
    was recognized for her volunteer efforts on behalf of
    PCI’s Walk for Water, which supported our clean water
    projects and lifesaving programs in Tanzania and
    around the world.

    A recipient of the Presidential Community Service
    Award, Liza has led or participated in dozens of
    community service projects, all of which are prelude
    to her current passion — bringing clean, safe water
    to thousands of impoverished families whose young
    daughters cannot attend school because they spend
    their days walking countless miles, for hours on end,
    to retrieve water needed for their survival. Liza was
    a pivotal organizer and advocate on behalf of PCI’s
    Walk for Water—a 5K walk where participants carry
    buckets of water simulating the conditions that
    women and children around the globe endure daily.

    Nearly 125 teens from across the state of California
    were nominated and considered for this impressive
    award —five recipients were chosen to each receive
    $36,000. Ms. Gurtin will be donating a majority of
    her award back to PCI for its clean water programs
    in Ethiopia

    Check Out Her Video Here :

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