It was a COLD overcast morning when our WaterAfrica Community gathered for our 7th Annual Walk4Water, but it didn’t rain on us and the air was filled with joy as we reunited with familiar friends and welcomed new.
Fundraising Update (May 24 2014):
We had 300 Walk4Water7 participants and met our fundraising goal of $70,000 to provide a lifetime of good WASH for 1400 Villagers in rural Zambia!
Walking Together was our theme for the Walk and preparation was especially sweet when our friends and colleagues from World Vision Zambia joined our “Wear In The World” t-shirt campaign, sending us pictures and stories from the field. Their commitment to bring sustainable, good Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) to rural Zambians encourages and inspires us in our mission to Raise Awareness, Raise Funds & Transform Lives.
We are delighted to announce that LuAnn & Wayne Yocky won our “Wear in the World” drawing for $25 to Nicoletta’s Table! Thanks to Corporate Sponsor Nicoletta’s Table for also sponsoring the prize for this fun campaign. Thank you to all of our participants! The results of this drawing create an unexpected opportunity to look back and tell some important WaterAfrica history. Please find that here.
We are so grateful to all our participants, volunteers, donors and Sponsors. Faithful friends have supported this event since the beginning and new friends are just joining in this good work. Of special note this year was that our Walk4Water was part of Emily & Alex Levatte’s Wedding Day Activities! If you missed their story in the Lake Oswego Review, be sure to find it here.
It is always a joy to be part of the diverse, multi-generational gathering of people who come together on this one morning to raise awareness and funds to provide good WASH for rural Zambians. Our guest from World Vision Zambia, Sebastian Kunda, encouraged us:
“It’s good to see that the young children are with us in this battle, as it means that this journey will not end with this generation, it will continue. Even back home we’re working very closely with the young children, because the young children are the agents of change.”– Sebastian Kunda, WASH Technical Advisor & Program Manager, World Vision Zambia
Walking Together. Changing Lives.