Join hundreds of people for the third annual Beaufort Walk for Water on September 21, 2019 to help bring safe water for life to thousands of men, women and children across the world. This year’s ambitious fundraising goal is $50,000 – almost doubling the amount raised in the first two years combined.
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 nonprofit Christian engineering organization that builds safe water solutions in developing countries and disaster areas. The 2019 event registration page is now open, with capabilities for joining a team, starting a team, and making a donation: events.watermissions.org/Beaufort19.
During the approximately three-mile walk, participants 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 collect is contaminated. Every 37 seconds one person dies from water-related illnesses.
“Imagine that as little as $25 in the hands of Water Mission could provide one person safe water for life, 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,” said Robert Lasher, chairman of the planning committee. “With $56,000 raised in our first two years combined, we set the bar quite a bit higher this year, knowing that every dollar raised helps Water Mission’s important work to end the global water crisis.”
Follow us on facebook.com/BeaufortWalkForWater and Instagram @BeaufortWalkForWater. Sponsorship enquiries (only) may be directed to Robert Lasher at 843-906-8118. Sign-ups and donations can be made online at events.watermissions.org/Beaufort19 or by calling 843-769-7395.
About Water Mission
Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than four million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has 350 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South and Central America, and the Caribbean.
Notably, Charity Navigator has awarded Water Mission its top four-star rating twelve years in a row, a distinction shared by less than one percent of the charities rated by the organization. To learn more, visit watermission.org.