CSRA Walk for Water set for Nov. 18

The 2023 CSRA Walk for Water will be at SRP Park in North Augusta Nov. 18.

Scenes from the 2021 CSRA Walk for Water. Photo courtesy CSRA Walk for Water Facebook page

During the event, participants will carry buckets along a three-mile route to simulate the daily trek millions of people make to collect water in developing countries. More than 2.1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe water, according to a news release.

Teams from local schools, churches and businesses as well as individuals will put their feet into action by raising awareness and money and walking for water, the release said.

Gates open at 8 a.m., and the walk begins at 9 a.m.  The event will take place rain or shine.

The event will start and finish at SRP Park. The route will cross the 13th Street Bridge into Augusta, Via Riverwalk, participants will proceed to Sixth Street, then to Saint Paul’s Church. From Saint Paul’s, walkers will reverse course returning to SRP Park.

Registration is $25 for adults which includes a t-shirt, $10 for youth, children six and under are free. The $25 donation provides one person clean water for a year. Register here.

Water Mission is a Christian engineering nonprofit that builds sustainable safe water solutions for people in developing countries, refugee camps, and disaster areas, the news release said.

 Since 2001, Water Mission has served more than 8 million people in 60 countries, sharing safe water and the message of God’s love. Water Mission’s global headquarters is in North Charleston, S.C. and the organization has more than 400 staff members based in Africa; Asia; North, South, and Central America; and the Caribbean.

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