During the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that, even when we are far apart, we have the power to create meaningful change together. That is why we are inviting you to join the 2021 Water Mission Walk for Water.
Wherever you are, you can be part of a collective effort to solve the global water crisis. On March 20, we will walk 3 miles—around our neighborhoods, campuses, and parks—carrying buckets of water, much like women and children around the world do every day.
Unfortunately, the water they work so hard to collect is often contaminated, causing water-related illnesses. As a result, children miss out on their education, parents are too sick to earn income for their families, and medical bills stack up. In fact, more than 2,300 people die every day—one person every 37 seconds—from water-related illnesses.
The global water crisis is urgent and enormous, but it is not hopeless. To be a part of the solution, begin by joining us for the Walk.
How can I join the virtual Walk?
First, register here for the Virtual Walk for Water. After registering, all you need is a pair of shoes, your bucket, and a 3-mile route. Make the trek with your family or ask a group of friends to join you. We provide all the information you need to get started.
This list of ideas and resources offers creative ways to raise support in advance of your virtual Walk. During the Walk, raise awareness about the global water crisis by taking photos—wearing your Walk t-shirt—and posting on social media using the hashtag #walkforwaterCHS.
Most importantly, share with others why you are walking: because 1 in 3 people around the world lack access to clean, safe water.
Many of them—like Hayani—walk miles every day carrying heavy buckets of water. The young mother of three lives in Indonesia and used to spend precious hours away from her children, fetching water that often made them sick. She didn’t know that the water was the cause, only that her children battled chronic, terrifying bouts of illness.
Ever since Water Mission brought safe water access to her community, Hayani’s children are much healthier. Because she does not have to make the long journey to fetch water, she has more hours in the day to tend to her household and play with her kids.
Partners like you helped transform Hayani’s life through safe water. By participating in this year’s Water Mission Walk for Water, you can spread the word about the global water crisis and help change more lives.
On March 20, join the excitement as we kick off the 2021 Walk for Water with a broadcast on Facebook Live at 9 a.m. EST.
Then, people across the world will lace up their sneakers. They will walk in solidarity with our global neighbors who lack the most basic of resources—clean, safe water.
Though we may be far apart, we are all connected. We are connected through social media, through our shared need for safe water, and—most importantly—through the God who created us. We anticipate with joy what He will do through our collective efforts to bring clean water and Living Water to people around the world.