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Charleston Walk for Water: It Takes an Army

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.

Volunteers help with Water Mission's Walk for Water.

Volunteers help with Water Mission's Walk for Water.

Betty Bivens has been volunteering for four years, serving alongside Elizabeth Hiott, our Volunteer Coordinator. Betty says the most rewarding part of volunteering is knowing she is “part of a bigger picture, showing others love by providing them safe water and the Living Water.”

Volunteers help with Water Mission's Walk for Water.

For over 10 years, Allan Clum has watched Water Mission evolve. He enjoys working behind the scenes at the Walk, coordinating logistics like making sure everyone has a place to park and ensuring that the equipment is ready to go for the day of the event. Allan says, “Walk on! It has been a pleasure working with the Walk and the staff.”

Volunteers help with Water Mission's Walk for Water.

Marquia Washington has thoroughly enjoyed her five years of volunteering with Water Mission. For Marquia, the most rewarding part of being involved with the Walk for Water is developing relationships with people who are just as passionate as she is to provide safe water.

Volunteers help with Water Mission's Walk for Water.

When asked how it all gets done, Kyle Whitcroft, our Special Events Coordinator, said, “It takes an unbelievable number of volunteers and thousands of man hours to pull off an event the magnitude of the Walk for Water. I am so impressed by the level of commitment and hard work that our volunteers bring to the Walk. We surely couldn’t do it without them.”

Volunteers help with Water Mission's Walk for Water.

Water Mission thanks all of our volunteers for the hard work they put into the Walk. This year, we are committing to go farther together. Because of that, thousands of people around the world will receive access to safe water. Join us in the mission of transforming lives through the power of safe water.

VOLunteer today!

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