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Grace and Grit: Celebrating Water Mission’s #WomenHumanitarians on World Humanitarian Day

Grace and grit — these are two of a million things that our female staff in Charleston and abroad bring to the table every day. This year, on World Humanitarian Day, we join the United Nations and other organizations in celebrating the women that make our work possible — delivering clean, safe water and God’s love to people in need! What is World Humanitarian Day? In 2008, the General Assembly of the United Nations designated August 19 as World Humanitarian Day to honor workers who have risked or lost their lives in humanitarian service. The day calls us to recognize the suffering ... Read More

From Engineering to Public Relations, Summer 2019 Interns Make an Impact

At Water Mission, our interns gain in-depth experience in providing safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions that serve communities around the world. This summer, we welcomed ten college students and recent graduates to our headquarters, and enjoyed the cheer and passion they brought to our team. From engineering and church partnerships to community development, writing, and public relations, our interns have made a huge impact on our work. Meet them below! Josh Burns Church Partnerships Intern Hometown: Eau Claire, WI School: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Major: Environmental Public Health Why did you want to intern with Water Mission? After college, I tried a job in sales and ... Read More

Words of Faith from Molly Greene | When the Worst Happens: Finding God’s Purpose Amidst the Pain

Originally published on December 21, 2013, in Living on Jesus Street, this story is offered again in memory of its author and our co-founder, chief stewardship officer, and chairman of the board, Molly F. Greene, to honor her passionate faith and life’s work.   It was the year that changed everything. Our family was so looking forward to celebrating Christmas in our new home on Coburg Creek in Charleston, S.C. Being sailors and loving the water, we had searched for a year for the perfect lot to have a deep water dock and to build. Although we were far from settled in, ... Read More

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