Walk4Water


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Every 21 seconds a child dies because they don’t have clean water. More children die every day from dirty water than from malaria, aids, and measles combined. Every day, women and children in third-world countries walk an average of four miles to get clean water for their families. And that’s how far we are going to walk to help them!

On April 2, 2016, the Tide for Christ Student Ministry, in conjunction with Healing Hands International, will be hosting Walk4Water on The University of Alabama campus.

Although we are asking a minimum $10 donation per walker, every person who pre-registers to walk will receive a free Walk4Water t-shirt, regardless of donation! Visit walk4water.org to register.

Our goal for this walk is to raise $12,000, which will empower Healing Hands International to build a well in Honduras. This will eliminate the need for members of the community where the well is built to walk long distances to get water every day, and more importantly, the water they get will be clean! Twelve thousand dollars is a big number, but $1.66 is not. On average, every $1.66 donated to our walk provides a person with a lifetime of clean water. This is the approximate cost of one bottle of water at a gas station in America. We can all swap one bottle for one life, but we need your help to do it.

The four-mile walk will depart from the South Gym in the Student Recreation Center at 10 a.m. and wind through campus before returning to the South Gym.

Anything you can give to help us reach our goal of $12,000 will help! Please share this page and encourage your friends and family to help us reach our goal by donating money in your name on our event page at walk4water.org

– This is from the Walk4Water Tuscaloosa Facebook page. Thanks to Caleb Paul and Gillian Richards for setting this up.

 

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