World Vision fights to end global water crisis
SAN ANTONIO- Carly Powne, Volunteer for World Vision, talked about World Vision’s Global 6K for Water. She discussed how the San Antonio community can get involved in fighting the current global water crisis by participating in their 6K.
Over the past 25 years, 2 billion people have been reached with clean water. Today, 844 million people around the globe still do not have access to clean water. Nearly 1,000 children under the age of five die every day from diseases caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation and improper hygiene.
Women and children are responsible for water collection in more than 80 percent of households in 61 developing countries. The walk is often dangerous, children miss school and the water is unhealthy.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that works with 100 countries globally in order to fight poverty and injustice. It is the largest provider of clean water in the world, outside of the government.
World Vision will be hosting their Global 6K for Water, which is a walking and running event that will take place on May 19th. Its goal is to provide clean water for 50,000 children in need. The registration fee for the event is $50 dollars. Upon registration, participants will be sent a 6K t-shirt, a race bib with the photo of the child they are running for and a medal. Anyone is welcome to participate in the race.
To find out more about World Vision and its Global 6K for Water, please click HERE