Beaufort Walk for Water returns to Port Royal this Saturday morning, September 22nd with the same singleminded focus as last year; to raise awareness and funds for Water Mission, but with twice the buzz and excitement! We are so grateful that we are back on track, after Florence gave us a big scare last week, and we just look forward to an amazing morning. Last year we had around 200 walkers, and we hope to double that this year.
In a nutshell - this is what the event is about:
Beaufort Walk for Water is a family-oriented charity walk that takes place on Saturday morning, September 22 in Port Royal. We want to raise awareness of the global water crisis and collect funds to provide sustainable safe water around the world. All donations benefit Water Mission, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that builds safe water solutions in developing countries and disaster areas.
Every day, millions of women and children in developing countries walk over 3 miles to retrieve water to their family's daily needs. In most cases, even after walking for miles and miles, the water they collect is contaminated. Every 20 seconds one child dies from unsanitary water, while it is estimated that every $35 raised, can provide one person with safe water for life.
For more information, to sign up or make a donation visit events.watermissions.org/beaufort18, find us on Facebook and Instagram @BeaufortWalkForWater, or call 843-769-7395.
We kick off at 8am with Vic Varner and his 'Blue Mudd' jamming their jazz & blues, Capital Coffee provides free coffee to all participants as pre-registered walkers arrive and pick up their t-shirts. We have invited “Murphy’s Pucker Up” to bring their Lemon-Aid cart, so that people can buy a refreshing lemonade and support their efforts to also stop the global water crisis.
After the opening ceremonies finish around 9am, every participant will take a bucket (provided at the event) and begin to walk a three mile route. Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority will hand out water to walkers en route. About half way, walkers fill their bucket with dirty water and carry it back to the park. We do this as it symbolizes the walk that women and children make every single day to collect unsafe water.