Every day, woman and children throughout Africa must walk an average of 3.1 miles to find fresh water. They then carry home a five gallon bucket of their days water supply on their shoulders or head. Nearly 1 billion people don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water–almost none of them reside in the US. according to Martin Barrett, Portland Roasting Company and Walk for Water Event Sponsor.
The Walk for Water Event is bringing this crisis home to Portland on Saturday March 24th with a 3.1 mile walk or run (complete with water). The Oregon Chapter of GMIC is fielding a team to participate. If you want to make a commitment to join them and be part of the solution, contact Jenny or Lila. Note: Martin says the carrying the water is optional.
This type of event makes it easy for your organization to get involved in a CSR project. Think about fielding your own corporate team at an event in your community. What could be easier?