‘Water Walk’ set for SundayAs part of Earth Day observances, the “Water Walk” will be held at Camp St. Croix, Sunday, April 29, from noon-4 p.m. The walk can be done individually or in groups, and anyone who wants to do it can do the walk at any time during the afternoon.
As part of Earth Day observances, the “Water Walk” will be held at Camp St. Croix, Sunday, April 29, from noon-4 p.m. The walk can be done individually or in groups, and anyone who wants to do it can do the walk at any time during the afternoon.
The event is designed to draw attention to the more than 1 billion people who must make a three-hour journey on foot each day just to obtain their drinking water.
Over one-third of the world’s people don’t have access to sanitation facilities.
The walk is an educational tool but also a fund-raiser. Participants can get pledges or sponsorships to walk or just make a free-will donation that day. Donations or pledges are not necessary to participate. People can bring their own milk or water jugs for carrying, and some will also be available on site.
All proceeds will go to the Hudson Middle School partnership with Project H20 for Life. The money will build a water collection system and latrine at the Nyonjoro Primary School in the Nyandarua District in Kenya. All projects, called “WASH Projects” include Water, Hygiene and Sanitation with 100 percent of the money collected during the walk going toward the project. A matching donation will be made by a local partner in Kenya.
Other activities are planned throughout the day.
Hudson Middle School teacher Chris Glover has been heading up the project. Other collaborating community organizations include Youth Action Hudson, Hudson High School PeaceJam, St. Patrick Faith Formation and Camp St. Croix.