Alabama High Schooler Brings Clean Water to Puerto Rican Hurricane Victims

| October 2, 2019 @ 5:01 am

Birmingham’s Shawn Goyal, right, works with Scouts in Puerto Rico to assemble water filtration systems so families can have clean water in the wake of Hurricane Maria. (contributed)

When Shawn Goyal learned two years ago of the desperate need for drinkable water in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, he knew he had to help. “We were studying Puerto Rico and the Caribbean in Spanish class the fall that Hurricane Maria hit,” said Goyal, now a senior at Altamont School in Birmingham. “As I researched Puerto Rico and dug deeper, I realized how bad the need was and I wanted to do what I could for the people there.” At the same time, Goyal was looking for a community service effort that could serve as his Eagle Scout project. That’s when he thought, “Why not make it a global project?”

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