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Please join us, in body or in spirit, as we walk to raise awareness for Compassion International's Water of Life initiative! Our goal is to raise $550 which is enough for ten Water of Life filter systems!
WHAT: Compassion's Water of Life, a safe water system goes to the heart of one of the greatest and most urgent needs in developing countries today – providing safe drinking water to children and their families.
Every day over 4,000 children are dying of water-related diseases such as cholera and typhoid that are easily preventable. Many more are suffering sickness, diarrhea and acute stomach pains – illnesses that stop children going to school and growing up into healthy adults.
When you give to Compassion's Water of Life, you are not only giving safe drinking water, you are protecting a child from life-threatening diseases and allowing that child to go to school, to dream and reach their full potential.
Just $55 provides one of Compassion's Water of Life systems – safe water for life (over 1 million gallons) for a child and their family in developing countries.
Education on improving hygiene and sanitation
Support for improving community water and sanitation sources where needed.
(Read more on the official Water of Life website here: http://water.compassion.com/ )
HOW TO HELP: Locally, we will we having an event in the town of Naples NY. We will have a Water of Life filter system set up and ready to try. Those who wish to Walk for Water will make the half mile trek to the Naples Creek with buckets in hand. There, we will fill our buckets and walk the half mile back to our display, to pour our water in and see the filter in action! Participants will walk away with a better understanding of the work involved in gathering water and the reality of many in the world.
Walkers are encouraged to ask friends, family and fellow church members if they would like to "sponsor" this walk with a donation of any amount.
Donations will be accepted during this coming month in person by cash/check or can also be made online on our secure donation page found here: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/walkingforwater/walkingforwater