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High Impact Volunteer Exceeds 3,000 Hours

Cathy Sadler began volunteering at Water Mission in November 2008 in the aftermath of a deadly cyclone in Myanmar. Born in Vicksburg, MS, and raised in Charleston, SC, Cathy says that the most remarkable change that she has seen at Water Mission in the past nine years is our staff growth – from 20 to 60 – in the headquarters office. Read More

Meet Our 2017 Summer Interns!

Water Mission summer interns pose for a photo.
Water Mission summer interns pose for a photo.

Water Mission values the hardworking, can-do attitude of everyone who walks through the door – including our interns! This summer, we had the privilege of welcoming nine incredible college students and graduates to our headquarters. Their talents are indispensable to the work we do in providing safe water to people around the world. Meet them below!  Read More

Walk for Water Heroes

George and Molly Greene start Water Mission's 11th annual Walk for Water.
George and Molly Greene start Water Mission's 11th annual Walk for Water.

On Saturday, March 25, nearly 4,800 of us walked for water in solidarity with those around the world who walk daily to fetch dirty, contaminated water. Starting in Brittlebank Park, we carried our buckets through Hampton Park and the Citadel campus. Together, we raised over $300,000 so that people in need would know and enjoy the benefits of safe water and sanitation. For us, it was a rewarding, eye-opening event where we were able to put our feet to action and make a tangible difference together. For those we will serve with safe water, it is the beginning of a new future. Read More

Charleston Walk for Water: It Takes an Army

Volunteers help with Water Mission's Walk for Water.
Volunteers help with Water Mission's Walk for Water.

On March 25, 2017, nearly five thousand people gathered at Brittlebank Park in Charleston, SC, for Water Mission’s 11th annual Walk for Water. Coordinating an event of this size is no easy feat, and every year, hundreds of dedicated volunteers come out to help make the event possible. Read More

Donor Offers $100,000 Gift Match to Support Scotty’s Ride

Scotty Parker trains for his ride across America to raise money for safe water.
Scotty Parker trains for his ride across America to raise money for safe water.

Updated | Feb 28, 2017 Scotty Parker, a seventh grader from Hanahan, SC, is on a mission to raise awareness about the global water crisis (1.8 billion people around the world lack access to safe water).  He first learned about the crisis at age seven in his Sunday school class. As a result, on his eighth birthday, he collected donations instead of gifts and sent the funds to Water Mission. Two years ago, Scotty rode his bike across the state of South Carolina to continue to raise awareness and funds. His enthusiasm and fundraising efforts surprised everyone when he generated over $70,000 that was ... Read More