A Walk for Water / Lake Frank, Derwood, Maryland

Saturday, May 14, 2011


May 16, 2010.  Update on A Walk for Water.  Saturday's walk brought together about 100 people - kids, parents, teachers & friends - who gathered in front of beautiful Lake Frank for a common purpose.  A little bit of drizzle reminded us how fortunate we are to have rain.

For those who attended the event, please remember the words of our special guest from Niger, Aichatou Bety:  "Think about something that is really important in your life. Something that today if you miss it, you feel like you are not existing. Water in the Azawak, in the desert, is like this. Providing water to a nomad, is providing everything."   Aicha explained that by contributing to Amman Imman, you are responding to the expressed needs of people in the Azawak.  Water brings them life and hope.

Although the Walk is over, the opportunity to help is still alive. Please click on Raise Money to create your fundraising page. If you already have a page, please share it and ask people to contribute. You have a special opportunity to make a difference.  If you missed meeting Aicha,  you can listen to  her speech on YouTube

****Schools and groups across the metro area will unite for the 5th annual A Walk for Water. Students and their families will walk 3 miles on the trails around scenic Lake Frank in solidarity for children and families in the Azawak of West Africa, who struggle daily in search of water.