Robin Young-Ellis Featured on ABC-13 News for her Adoption of an Ugandan Village
HOUSTON, November 23, 2011 — Robin Young-Ellis was featured on ABC-13 for her work in the impoverished African nation of Uganda. There, Young-Ellis and her husband have built a church, 2-room clinic, latrine and fresh water well, all part of their efforts in the adoption of a village of more than 14,000 residents
In 2010, her humanitarian work in Africa began. “The life expectancy of a child that lives in a village without clean, fresh, safe water is age 5,” Young-Ellis said. “They spend most of their day collecting water. A child will travel with these water buckets five miles, and then she’ll hope she has found some water. Because they spend all their time looking for water, they don’t have an education, they’re not able to go to school.”
With fresh water now flowing from two new wells, one well sponsored by Young-Ellis and a second well sponsored by attorney Joe Jamail, Young-Ellis has partnered with the School of Architecture of the University of Texas at Austin to design a school for the village’s children.
About Robin Young-Ellis
Robin Young-Ellis, a philanthropist, humanitarian and business woman, is the founder of Salute to Our Troops Houston and founder of RobinYoung & Company, a structured settlement planning firm. One of Young-Ellis’ greatest motivations is her dedication to family – both her own and others’. Young-Ellis is the Texas-bred daughter and granddaughter of a military family where principles of honor and public service have been a big influence in her life. In 2004, she married Major Joseph R. Ellis, United States Marine Corps (Ret).
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