We are looking for a group. A big group of people to Walk so that our brothers and sisters in West Africa don’t have to.
So they don’t have to walk miles every day…to collect water…often contaminated water. We want to free children up to attend school rather than walk everyday to find water for their families. We want women to be able to earn a living and learn a trade rather than spending their days walking for water. We want mothers to be able to provide the life-giving substance of water to their children…water that does not harm and does not kill their children.
We want people to know. To be aware. Of the need for clean water that plaques 1 billion people worldwide.
And we want them to know that it doesn’t have to be that way.
So we are walking. In a way hoping that eventually those around the world won’t have to.
July 24th is the Quad City Bix.
We will be walking it together. Carrying jerry cans. (Most likely empty jerry cans. If you want to actually fill yours with water…you might want to bring your own personal medic).
T-shirts will be available as well.
We would love to have as many people as possible join us.
It will be fun. And it could be a very powerful image to bring awareness to our community.
So here’s how to join us:
1. Sign up for the Bix on your own here: https://secure.townnews.com/bix7.com/secure/2010/
Do it soon. The cost goes up after June 1. ($30 before June 1).
2. Once you have done that, send Angie an email to let her know you will be joining us. firstname.lastname@example.org
She’ll get you the rest of the info.
Now join us.
(And by the way, that felt really, really normal. And really, really good.)