Today is not only a day of celebration for Americans, but many throughout the world are also celebrating America.
One person who is doing just that is a man from Africa who wanted to come and say thanks to the Rexburg Rotary Club for all they’ve done in Nigeria.
“I’m glad I’m part of this celebration, this is actually my first float since I was born and I’m glad I’m here, and like I said to my fellow Rotarians here, I will go back home and make a copy of what I’ve seen here, right over there on our Independence Day which is October 1” said Prince Will.
Prince says the Rotary Club has helped 28 villages in Nigeria get clean water. There’s an average of about 2,000 people in each village.
“It makes me feel great because we have been able to cut down the incidences of water-borne diseases in my community by about 75%, so our children no longer die of diarrhea and vomiting” continued Prince.
Not only is prince happy for what the rotary club has done, the rotary club is also thankful they could help and live in a country that allows them to.
“Rotary was first started here in America by people that want to do service and basically it has, America has provided us a means to serve not only each other here in America, but the whole world. The whole world benefits from our independence and being able to have established this great nation” said Rexburg Rotary President Darla Wilson.
“We are grateful to Americans and we say God bless America” said Prince.
The Rotary Club says they are grateful for all donations and promise 100% of the money they raise goes to helping others.