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And They’re Off! Scotty’s Ride Begins

Scotty's Ride team takes off from the pier.
Scotty's Ride team takes off from the pier.

Scotty’s Ride for Water, the cross-country biking initiative focused on providing safe water to thousands of people around the world, has begun. After dipping their bike tires in the Pacific Ocean near the Santa Monica pier, 13-year-old Scotty Parker and his small team took off for the first day’s ride through LA. For six days now, they have been biking through the countryside of central California, putting as many miles between them and the west coast as possible. With 227 miles down, Scotty is on his way to reaching his goal of 3,300 miles. 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

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, 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

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