While Water Drops in the time of COVID-19 are different, we have not abandoned the desert. Water Drops are just not the same as they used to be.
Instead of bigger groups twice a month, we are having smaller groups every weekend (until it is safe to have larger groups again). Smaller groups every weekend, in hopes to maximize our efficiency since we have had to reduce about 75% of attendance, and limit these drops to mostly our Water Drop Leadership Team.
With these smaller groups, each member carries more supplies to try to offset as much as possible the smaller group size. Everyone right now is carrying at least double the amount of supplies as normal.
We are also still removing trash from the desert as well, and each person is carrying out more trash than normal.
As the photos show, movement in the desert and mountains is still very active, and we have a responsibility to be out there.
With mobile handwashing stations at our vehicles before and after we return, sanitizing wipes to treat all supplies when they are left, using hand sanitizer as needed and keeping a distance from each other is how we are creating a safe working environment for all.
Thank you so very much to everyone who is still coming out with us. We know everyone wants to come out and join, but right now we are very limited. If you would like to make an immediate contribution, we have an Amazon wish list for safety supplies in our bio, as well as we are accepting monetary donations for purchasing supplies for each Water Drop (make sure to state for Water Drops). For any questions, please contact Water Drop Co-Director James a Cordero at email@example.com
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