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Record-setting crowd takes a "walk for water" through Downtown Charleston

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -
 
For one day, thousands across the Lowcountry put themselves in the shoes of billions across the world.

Literally.

In the 8th annual Walk for Water, volunteers walked 3.5 miles through downtown Charleston, empty bucket in tow, starting in Cannon Park off Rutledge Avenue.

Halfway through, those buckets were filled with water, some halfway or more, before participants started the trek back to the starting line.

The near 4-mile walk is a direct reflection of what billions nationwide go through in their quest for water. North Charleston non-profit group, Water Missions International organized the event to bring awareness, also raising funds to bring clean water to ten different countries around the world.

"I think it's a great opportunity to make a lot of people aware of conditions around the world," said the group's co-founder.

Organizers suspect over three thousand people walked the 2014 event, which coincides with the United Nations World Water Day.

For more information on the Walk for Water, visit watermissions.org.

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