The goal is $4,000 and that will help build a well in Uganda.
Helping to reach that goal will be walkers, participating in a walk-a-thon at the Escalon High School track on Saturday, Nov. 21.
“We will definitely take sign ups on Saturday and people are welcome to come out and support us,” said coordinator Kim Rigg. “They can also go through the interactive water area without participating in the walk-a-thon.”
The Saturday ‘Walk for Water’ event is being hosted by the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes with the money raised going to help construct a deep water well in Uganda. Registration forms are available in the high school office and will be taken on Saturday as well.
Scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon at the football field, walkers are getting pledges for participating and they will also take part in activities designed to show how difficult it is for many people to obtain clean water for everyday needs. Participants are asked to bring in a minimum of $20 and those bringing in at least that much will receive an event T-shirt.
The community is welcome to participate with the students. Rigg said there will be a variety of stations for attendees to visit to learn more about how water is obtained in other countries. The walk is also a great opportunity for families and the youth of the community to join together to support Children Safe Uganda in their effort to secure clean water. Youth groups, churches, schools, families and individuals are invited to participate. Donation sheets and donations should be brought to the field the day of the event.