On Saturday, March 17, more than 4,000 people gathered at Riverfront Park in North Charleston to walk in solidarity with the 2.1 billion people worldwide who lack access to safe water. Participants walked from the park to Water Mission’s global headquarters and back again. With buckets in hand, they stopped midway to collect dirty water.
“It was incredible to bring the Walk home to North Charleston and give walkers the opportunity to see how their participation is bringing new life to those we serve.”
– Kyle Whitcroft, Special Events Manager
The format of the Walk for Water is inspired by the plight of women and children around the world who walk an average of 3.5 miles every day to gather water that is often unsafe for their families. Together, participants raised nearly $290,000 to provide sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions around the world!
Safe water builds health, joy, opportunity, and so much more. With safe water, children have more time to learn and adults are able to live without fear of their families contracting waterborne illnesses. Water Mission is driven to provide everyone access to safe water, and the 2018 Walk for Water has helped the organization get one step closer to that goal.
Our supporters came together with love and generosity to raise awareness and funds. Because they chose to make a difference, thousands of people will taste safe water for the very first time.
The Walk for Water was an incredible event, but we’re not done yet. Learn how you can stay engaged with us as we work together to provide more people with safe water and sanitation solutions every day!