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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, thousands of people will gather at the Walk for Water to go farther together. They will walk for a purpose: safe water. Coordinating an event of this size is no easy feat. So how does an organization put together an event of this size? Well, it takes an army. Every year hundreds of dedicated individuals come out to help us prepare by volunteering their time to make a difference. The act of giving up their time is more than just an opportunity to serve. It is an opportunity to transform lives forever. Read More

A Heart to Help

Water Mission Peru staff carry a generator into a community.
Water Mission Peru staff carry a generator into a community.

Randal and Marilyn Messick from Georgetown, Texas, are a couple with a tremendous heart for helping others. Randal is retired law enforcement, after serving as a State Trooper on the Texas-Mexico border. Marilyn was a hospice nurse and also served as a field nurse in Peru and across Africa in the 1980s. 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, South Carolina, is on a mission to raise awareness of the 1.8 billion people around the world who lack access to safe water. Two years ago, he rode his bike across the state of South Carolina and raised over $70,000 to draw attention to the crisis and help bring safe water solutions to communities in Honduras. Now, Scotty is training for his biggest challenge yet: a coast-to-coast bike ride, from Santa Monica CA to Charleston SC, this summer. He will set out in June and return in August, with a personal goal ... Read More

Running for Water: An Ultra-Marathoner’s Challenge

Nathan Dewey runs 140.6 mile "El Diablo" ultra-marathon to fundraise for Water Mission.
Nathan Dewey runs 140.6 mile "El Diablo" ultra-marathon to fundraise for Water Mission.

At Water Mission, it’s not unusual to hear about kids giving up their birthdays, schools hosting bake sales, or youth groups fundraising for communities around the world to have safe water. What always astounds our team is the lengths to which they’re willing to go. Nathan Dewey, a 34-year-old dad of two, was ready for a challenge. As an experienced long distance runner, Dewey had run nine ultra-marathons, but never one as long as Charleston’s 140.6 mile “El Diablo” race. Read More

A Heart Opened: One Teen’s Journey with Water Mission

Diane and Kristine in Kenya
Diane and Kristine in Kenya

Recently Water Mission’s founder, Molly Greene, traveled to Kenya to attend the commissioning of a safe water project in a Maasai village. Two supporters and friends of Water Mission, Mrs. Diane Hanlon and her teen daughter Kristine, traveled with her. After years of walking faithfully beside Water Mission, they had decided it was time to see a safe water project for themselves. Kristine, 16, attends The Kings Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida, and spent some time describing her experience in Kenya. Read More

Meet the Berkmans: Putting Faith into Action

The Berkman family, front, stand with Scott Linebrink and Water Mission Haiti staff by a water treatment house funded by the family.
The Berkman family, front, stand with Scott Linebrink and Water Mission Haiti staff by a water treatment house funded by the family.

For Lance Berkman, a six-time MLB All Star, life took a dramatic shift after he retired from a successful 15-year career. Berkman played professional baseball for the Houston Astros, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, and Texas Rangers. The transition from the spotlight to coaching his local high school baseball team and shuttling four daughters to school happened abruptly. Often, this life change at middle age does more than just affect an athlete’s psyche, but a strong faith foundation led Lance and his wife, Cara, into new and exciting territories. Read More