DATE: Saturday, May 16, 2020
TIME: 9:00 am
LOCATION: Wherever you are-let's walk "together"!
UPDATE: Due to the increasing risk of the transmission of Covid-19, we are making some adjustments to our annual Walk for Water. We STILL believe in the absolute importance of this mission and know that it is by our efforts in past years that rural villages in the DR Congo will have access to CLEAN water to wash their hands as the virus reaches their people. We REJOICE with you in that. We will STILL walk to make a change for our neighbors across the globe because hope does not disappoint. One day our hope for clean water around the globe will be realized, but it will require hard work in hard times.
IMPACT: Being part of this event is about tackling this cause together, and I know our gathering for the walk will be missed. HOWEVER, the impact of this event was never in the actual walk, right? The impact of the 6K Walk for Water is in the hearts of you and me, banding together to end the walk that women and children make to collect water for their families. We can still do that! JOIN US to make this year's Walk for Water a hope realized for our friends in the DR Congo.
GOING VIRTUAL! Our walk this year is going to be less of a festive in-person party and more of an individual, virtual-style party. If the status of things remains how they are now, we cannot gather together to walk. What we can do, however, is walk with our families or on our own. World Vision will still send out your ORANGE t-shirt and race bib. We can walk on a treadmill or around our neighborhoods. We can connect via our Facebook page with pictures, ideas, and inspiration.
DID YOU KNOW?? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diarrhea takes the lives of more children annually than malaria, measles, and AIDS combined. Most cases of diarrhea are caused by drinking water that has been contaminated by human or animal feces.THE DIFFERENCE-MAKER: Looking at the financial breakdown, each registration provides CLEAN water to one child. With so much to do to help here at home, let us not forget those who will face this same enemy without having the privilege of having access to clean water to wash their hands.