On Saturday, March 17th, Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes sponsored the Water Mission’s annual “Walk for Water” event at Riverfront Park in North Charleston.
Every participant took a 2-Gallon bucket and begin to walk a three-mile route. Halfway through the route, walkers filled their buckets with dirty water and carried it back to the park. The walk is symbolic of the walk that women and children make every single day to collect unsafe water.
Did you know 842,000 people die every year globally due to diarrhea caused by inadequate drinking water, sanitation and hand hygiene? That is approximately 2,300 people per day.
2.4 Billion people live without adequate sanitation. That is 35% of the global population.
Every $1 invested in water and sanitation provides a $4-$34 economic return.
Inspired by the burden that millions of women and children bear every day walking an average of 3.5 miles to collect water that’s not safe, we Walk for Water to raise awareness of the global water crisis and funds that save lives.
For more information about the Water Mission and Walk for Water event, check out their website.