Local Swimming and Diving Teams will participate in a community service project to help those in need. This year we are partnering with Living Water International to drill a well in Ethiopia, Africa. (How cool is that - swimmers and divers raising money for water?).
A child dies every 15 seconds from lack of clean water (that's 5,000/day or 1.8 million/year. These are more than numbers, these are children.
The average North American uses 106 gallons of water per day. The average person in a developing country uses just over 3 gallons of water per day (that's about two flushes of our toilets).
The Zeeland Aquatic Center contains 659,000 gallons of water... enough water for 220,000 people for one day.
What we need from you? Your Support!
Support these local teams as they swim to raise awareness for the need for clean drinking water in Ethiopia. Living Water International plans to drill 31 new deep wells in this area and we want to help make a difference in these families lives.
If you want more information about the water crisis, please visit the Living Water International website at www.water.cc.