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Join Us for the LMS Walk4Water May 9th at 8:30 AM
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Monday, April 22, 2019
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sponsored by Ms. Wiles

How far do you walk to get water? One mile? 100 yards? Or is it just a few steps?

 

Every day in developing countries, women and children walk an average of 4 miles to collect water for their family. Not only is this chore keeping the children from attending school, but the dirty water they are bringing home is also killing them at an alarming rate!

 

On average, 842,000 people die a year from water-related illnesses. More children die every day from dirty water than from malaria, aids, and measles COMBINED.

 

This is why thousands of people around the country choose to Walk4Water.The goal is to bring the life-saving gift of clean water to those who need it so desperately. Healing Hands International has funded drilling for clean water since 2001 and completed their 1000th well in April 2018. Upon hitting this goal, more than 2 million people will have been given access to clean water.

 

After reading  A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, the 7th graders at Lewisburg Middle School want to help raise awareness and money for clean water for those parts of the world in need. We hope our community will join us for this big event for the four-mile fundraising walk. If you can’t walk, please consider supporting a student in some small way by adding to their coin jar or even making a $5 donation. A simple $5 donation can bring clean water to three people! If we can raise $7,500, we can pay to have a well drilled!

 

We are registered at www.walk4water.org, and donations may be made there as well. You may register to walk on the site, or just join us! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 

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