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2019 Walk for Water: Uniting to End the Global Water Crisis

2019 Charleston Walk for Water
2019 Charleston Walk for Water

At 9 a.m. on March 30, North Charleston’s Riverfront Park was packed. More than 4,700 people showed up with their families, coworkers, church groups, and dogs to unite behind one cause: ending the global water crisis. Thanks to the Charleston community, the 2019 Walk for Water was one of our most successful Walks ever. Walkers participated with enthusiasm and compassion, raising $300,000 (and counting!) to provide sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions to people around the world. Participants came together wanting to make a difference, and they did. Walkers rallied with their friends and created 253 teams to raise awareness ... Read More

Walking for Water Can Help Change the World

Charleston Walk for Water
Charleston Walk for Water

When you tie your sneakers and pick up an empty bucket at Water Mission’s Walk for Water on March 30, you’re stepping into the daily reality of people like Hayani — a young mother who walked three miles each day to collect dirty water for her family. Hayani bathing her youngest child You’ll start your own three-mile trek at 9 a.m., surrounded by a sea of colors, excitement, and 5,000 of Water Mission’s closest friends in Charleston. In contrast, Hayani likely slipped out of her house before dawn, walking alone to collect the day’s water in the cool of the ... Read More

When You Walk for Water, You Make a Difference

Walk for Water
Walk for Water

Today, I moved through my regular routine: I rolled out of bed, brushed my teeth, and took a shower. Hours later, I strolled over to the water cooler at work to fill up my water bottle. Throughout the day, I used the bathroom, washed my hands, refilled the water bottle, cooked dinner, and threw a load of laundry into the washing machine. But not once did I think about where I was going to get water, whether it would be safe to walk 25 steps to the water cooler, or whether the water itself was safe. Not once. Every day, billions of people ... Read More

Meet our 2018 Summer Interns!

Meet our 2018 summer interns!
Meet our 2018 summer interns!

At Water Mission, our interns don’t make copies—they make safe water a reality for communities across the globe. From communications to finance to innovation engineering, these incredible college students and grads are essential to Water Mission’s work. Meet them below! Jake Voss, Innovation Engineering Intern From: Jackson, MI College: Michigan Tech University (snowiest college campus in the country!) Studying: Chemical Engineering Why did you want to intern at Water Mission? Water Mission provided the unique opportunity to combine my two greatest passions: God and engineering. The ability to serve others through my work while growing personally in a Christian workplace has been unbelievable. What’s your favorite project ... Read More

Walk for Water | Thank You Charleston

Girls carry buckets of water in Water Mission's Walk for Water.
Girls carry buckets of water in Water Mission's Walk for Water.

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. Read More

10 Things to do to Prepare for the Walk for Water

Walk for Water
Walk for Water

The Charleston Walk for Water is only 16 days away! Here are the 10 things you need to do to make sure you’re ready. Register for the Walk. Mentally committed to go to the Walk for Water but forgot to make it official? It’s not too late! Register today at charlestonwalk.org, and make sure you’re on the list for March 17th. Raise funds and win JetBlue tickets. That’s right — we’re giving away JetBlue tickets this year! For every $100 you raise, you’ll be entered to ... Read More