About The Deep Well Project
Deep Well has been helping Hilton Head Islanders since 1973. Founded by Charlotte Heinrichs as a service to locals who suffered illness from drinking contaminated water from shallow wells, Deep Well has continued to serve those in need. Services now concentrate on food deliveries, emergency rent and utility assistance, providing critical prescription medicines and making housing safe and livable. Simply put, Deep Well provides emergency assistance to those in need.
Deep Well Food Pantry
To help neighbors in need by providing basic assistance in emergency situations. This assistance is immediate and non-beauracratic, and is intended to provide clients with "a hand up, not a hand out."
Deep Well is a privately funded, volunteer-based, non-profit organization. It constantly works to help build a caring community by providing a lifeline to neighbors in need. And it continues to serve as a "clearing house", cooperating with other agencies and social service organizations to indentify and support those in need.
Deep Well strives to operate within the highest ethical standards and efficiency while also recognizing the fiduciary accountability to those who provide support to the organization.
In so doing, The Deep Well Project reflect's Hilton Head Island's caring spirit -- islanders helping islanders.
The Deep Well Project was founded in 1973 by Charlotte Heinrichs, a former New York State public health nurse. Mrs. Heinrichs realized that widespread infestation of parasites in local school children were the result of too shallow water wells, whose water was contaminated by ground sewage which leeched into them.
Brushing aside bureaucratic interference at every level, Mrs. Heinrichs developed the program which brought deep water wells — parasite-free water — to native Islanders, a fifteen year undertaking which brought recognition from President Ronald Reagan, South Carolina Governors Richard Riley and Carroll Campbell, and Newsweek and Modern Maturity Magazines. Her bold, humanitarian initiatives have made a vast contribution to Hilton Head Island, and to a multitude of Islanders.
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