When: Sat., March 19, 9 a.m. 2011
Right now, there are women and children collecting water miles from where they live. They’ll carry it by the bucketful back to their homes, and each drop that spills matters. And the next day, they’ll wake up and do the whole trek all over again. This is a fact of life that Water Missions International wants people in Charleston to be aware of: While we can simply turn on a tap to fill our glass, not everyone has it so easy. Their Walk for Water, a 3.5-mile trek starting at Cannon Park, has its participants carrying a bucket during the walk to symbolize this fact. The donations raised during the walk help support Water Missions, a Christian organization that hopes to improve water quality and access around the world. Children can join in for free. Charleston City Paper Editor in Chief Stephanie Barna did it last year; she says it’s a great learning experience for kids, who might not understand the efforts that other people around the world go through for something that we take for granted.