This week host Jeff Schroeder of “Big Brother” and “The Amazing Race” visited PCL’s Cambodia headquarters in Siem Reap, where he assisted the humanitarian organization with several projects.
The show can be viewed online at www.cbs.com/world.
The premise of the CBS webcast is simple: Schroeder travels around the world for 100 days without any money. Viewers of the show get to determine where he travels, how he gets there and where he should stay. He depends on the kindness of strangers to take care of him wherever he goes.
When the show arrived in Siem Reap, PCL’s director, Dr. Fred Garmon met the group at the bus station and was happy to host them for two days at the Common Grounds coffee shop and cybercafe.
On Wednesday, with crews filming, Schroeder helped to hand out 200 water filters to families in desperate need of clean water on the Tonle Sap Lake and in a remote Khmer village. Each $10 filter provides a family with safe water for an entire year.
This international exposure will help raise awareness of the millions of people who lack access to clean, drinkable water and the ongoing mission of PCL.
People for Care and Learning is a locally based international organization dedicated to benevolently serving both the local community and communities around the world. It helps children, widows and communities build bridges out of poverty in order to reach their full potential.
There are numerous ways members of the Cleveland community can be involved in the humanitarian efforts in Cambodia, including supporting a child in PCL’s orphanages, buying a $10 water filter to provide a family clean water for a year and even traveling to Cambodia to meet the people for themselves.
The work being accomplished in Cambodia is something for the entire Cleveland community to be proud of. Southeast Tennessee is making a dramatic difference in Southeast Asia.
Online: www.peoplefor care.org