Water Missions International announces 8th Annual Charleston Walk for Water

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014

Back for its eighth consecutive year, Water Missions International's annual Charleston Walk for Water, one of the largest philanthropic events in South Carolina, is set to take place Saturday, March 22, at Cannon Park in downtown Charleston. A creative take on the traditional fundraising walk, the Walk for Water encourages participants to carry buckets along a 3 1/2-mile route to simulate the daily trek millions of women and children make to collect water in developing countries.

In 2013, more than 2,000 participants raised $200,000 in funds used to provide safe water access to tens of thousands of people around the world. The 2014 goal is to raise $225,000 and to have 2,250 walkers.

“Water Missions International was built from the ground up with the help, support and commitment of Charleston area residents. So whether you've walked every year, or never walked before, this is a great time to learn how you can make a difference around the world,” said Kyle Whitcroft, Special Events Coordinator for Water Missions International. “Think about it this way, if we get just 100 more people to sign up – we can literally bring safe water to 100 more thirsty people around the world.”

Dr. Linda Karges-Bone, a Charleston Southern University professor and advocate for Water Missions International, is striving for just that. Karges-Bone, also the most successful individual fundraiser for the Charleston Walk for Water over the last three years, said when describing her passion for involvement, “I simply talk about the numbers and the need: one billion people without clean drinking water; more than one-third of the world's population lacking sanitation; and thousands of deaths each day attributed to waterborne illnesses. I am affirmed, as I speak to groups and individuals about the goal and the work of Water Missions International, that people want something to believe in, and water is something so fundamental, so symbolic of hope, that everyone wants to be involved.”

To learn more about Walk for Water or to submit a donation, visit www.watermissions.org/walk.

Comments

Notice about comments:

Moultrie News is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not Moultrie News.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

On Vacation

On Vacation Moscow

Thursday, September 4, 12:53 p.m.

Upcoming Events
Poll
 Latest News
Print Ads
Latest Videos


Moultrie News

© 2014 Moultrie News an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.