August 2019

Beaufort Walk for Water Returns to Port Royal on September 21, 2019

Author: CH2 Press Release

The third annual Walk aims for a $50,000 fundraising goal and 500 walkers

Beaufort, SC, May 14, 2019 – Join hundreds of people for the third annual Beaufort Walk Walk for Water on September 21, 2019 with a goal to raise $50,000 to bring safe water for life to thousands of men, women and children across the world. Sporting a new logo and layout, the 2019 Beaufort Walk registration site is now open, with options for joining a team, starting a team and making a donation: events.watermissions.org/Beaufort19.

The Beaufort Walk for Water promotes awareness of the global water crisis while raising funds to provide sustainable safe water around the world. All donations benefit Water Mission, a Charleston-based nonprofit Christian engineering organization that builds safe water solutions in developing countries and disaster areas.

“Imagine that as little as $25 in the hands of Water Mission could provide one person safe water for life”, said Robert Lasher, chair of the Beaufort Walk for Water committee. “A donation of $500 could provide a latrine for sanitation in a community and solar panels for an average sized project are less than $1100”.

For part of the 3-mile route from Port Royal’s Live Oaks Park to the Sands Beach and back, walkers are encouraged to carry a bucket of water to symbolize the burden that millions of women and children in developing countries bear every day as they collect water for their family’s daily needs. In most cases, the water they painstakingly collect is contaminated. Every 37 seconds one person dies from water-related illnesses*).

“Knowing that every dollar raised helps Water Mission’s important work to stop the global water crisis”, Lasher continued, “we ask our amazing community to think about how they can ‘pick up the bucket’ this year with us”.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @BeaufortWalkForWater.
Sign-ups and donations online at events.watermissions.org/Beaufort19 or by calling 843-769-7395.
Sponsorship enquiries (only) may be directed to Robert Lasher at 843-906-8118.

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