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Water Missions International is hosting its 5th Annual Walk for Water on Saturday, March 19th at 9 a.m. to spread awareness about the global water crisis and raise money to provide safe water for people in need.
The 3.5-mile walk will begin and end in Cannon Park at the corner of Calhoun St. and Rutledge Avenue in downtown Charleston. The walk is a family-friendly event, and people of all ages are encouraged to form teams and raise funds to support Water Missions International. Individual registration is $15 and includes a t-shirt. Children 10 and under are free, but this does not include a t-shirt. To register, click here.
The walk coincides with World Water Day (March 22nd) and is inspired by the distance that millions of women and children must walk each day to collect drinking water—often from a contaminated source. Walkers are encouraged to start the event with a water bucket, fill it with water at the halfway point and carry it to the finish.
The Walk for Water in 2010, which took place just after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, raised over $180,000, enough to provide safe water to more than 18,000 people worldwide. Since the earthquake, Water Missions International has installed over 150 safe water projects in Haiti, providing life-saving safe water to an estimated 250,000 people.
For more information about Water Missions International or the 2011 Walk for Water, please visit www.WaterMissions.org/walk or call 843-769-7395.