According to Water 1st International five thousand children die from preventable, water-related diseases every day, and five million girls cannot attend school because they are required to carry water over many miles so that their families can survive. Multnomah University will host a Carry5 Walk for Water event to raise money and bring awareness to these issues on Monday, April 22, 2013.
Carry5 Walk for Water is put on by Water 1st International. During the walk, individuals and teams will carry up to 5 gallons of water for 5 kilometers in support of clean water projects, as they experience and demonstrate a similar task that 1 billion people worldwide experience every day. Registrants may carry less water depending on individual ability.
- When: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:30 PM
- Where: Multnomah University Campus
Funds raised during this event will support clean water projects in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India, and Honduras. The goal for this event is to raise $1,000. Every $75 raised provides a child with clean water, a toilet and hygiene education for life. Check out Multnomah’s fundraising progress and make donations at www.firstgiving.com.
The suggested donation is $10 per person.
About Water 1st International
Water 1st International is a Seattle-based non-profit organization working to end the world water crisis through sustainable clean water projects including water access, toilets, and hygiene education for the world’s poorest communities.
Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada
and Seattle, Washington
. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college
, a biblical seminary
, a graduate school
, an adult degree completion program
, and an online distance-learning program
, Multnomah issues bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.