Running for Water!

Michael Vanston

Michael brought clean water to Koundemela Community.

Running for Water!

In three months, I'm going to run a marathon.

That's 26.2 miles of pavement pounding, sweating, pushing and giving everything I've got.

Sounds rough, right? Well imagine doing all of that without clean water. You couldn't and neither can I.

Every week, millions of women and their children walk more than 14 miles just to get water for their families. Most of this water is contaminated, but it's the only water they have. They take the chance of catching diseases like bilharzia and schistosomiasis (parasites) - with every sip. There's nothing they can do to change it.

So, what can I do?

My mission is to raise $2,620 for water. I want every step to matter. I'm asking for pledges per foot, per mile or flat out donations to help achieve my goal.

Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to water projects, and each donation is "proved" when projects are complete. I aim to raise $2,620 in the next three months.

I hope you'll join me in helping them.

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This campaign brought clean water to:
Koundemela Community, Central African Republic

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