Local walk raises money for water access in developing countries

Local walk raises money for water access in developing countries

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The annual Walk for Water raised almost $300,000 for the local non-profit Water Mission.

An estimated 5,000 people people walked three miles while carrying buckets of water in downtown Charleston to simulate the distance some people in developing countries or disaster areas must travel for access to clean water.

"We don't understand the experiences that they are going through.  A three-mile walk to an unsafe water source [and] the sicknesses that come with that.  It's a life transform, no doubt," Water Mission Vice President of Volunteer and Investor Partnership Rogers Hook said.

Donations collected will go towards Water Mission's goal of providing sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions around the world.  Water Mission is based in North Charleston.

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