703 million people in the world live without clean water
That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. Or, twice the population of the United States. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep children out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick.
But access to clean water means education, income and health - especially for women and kids.
Mr. Gudde Running for Water
Every year we focus on a Water Project to help communities around the globe gain access to clean water. Our classes raise money by selling shirts and other goods to help bring in money for our cause. To date, we have raised over $12,000 for water projects. In 2020, we raised $8,500 of that for Mr. Gudde's 40th birthday where he ran 40 miles on his 40th birthday. Read here all about it. 40Mileson40thBirthday
This year, Mr. Gudde is raising $4,444 for his 44th Birthday. He is running 44 miles in 44 hours. That looks like 4 miles every 4 hours for 44 straight hours. So if you are willing, follow the story and join in on the fun in March 2024. If you are willing to donate, venmo Mr. Gudde @Eric-Gudde
Or you can use the gofundme page : RunforWater
This year we will be buying water systems for communities in West Africa. We are looking at a particular group to help out with buying water filters. The water filters will provide clean water for 10 people up to 10 years.