2.1 billion people around the world lack access to safe water.
That's one-third of the world's population
But there is hope.
We believe that we can end the global water crisis in our lifetime. With your help, Water Mission has served nearly four million people in 55 countries with lasting safe water solutions.
What is the Twin Cities Walk for Water?
On Saturday September 28th, 2019 hundreds of people will gather at Upper Landing Park in St. Paul to Walk for Water. Starting in Upper Landing Park participants will walk to Lower Landing Park (~1.5 miles) with an empty bucket along the Mississippi River. At Lower Landing Park participants will fill their bucket with as much water as they are comfortable carrying before heading back to the start at Upper Landing. The entire 3 mile walk is symbolic of the walk that women and children make every single day to collect unsafe water. At the finish participants will dump their buckets into a pool and see the Living-Water-Treatment System (LWTS) in action.
The LWTS is a popular Water Mission patented miniature treatment plant and can purify more than 10,000 gallons of water per day providing enough drinking water for 5,000 people. In addition to the LWTS, Water Mission supports the entire global water crisis with water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions. WASH projects can include solar-powered pumps, potable water chlorinators, water quality tests, and more.
The Twin Cities Walk for water celebrates its 4th anniversary on 9/28/19. Over the past three years the number of participants and funds raised have increased. Your sponsorship and participation in 2019 will help us continue our upward trend.
Twin Cities Walk for Water Additional Facts
Where does the money go?
Sponsorships and donations received for the Walk for Water will support Water Mission’s response to the global water crisis through sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions around the world. The funds raised help provide the equipment and installation in the geographical areas of need. In addition, Water Mission trains staff who educate communities on effective sanitation and hygiene necessary to keep people clean and free from disease.
Are my donations, or the donations of any of my friends and family members, tax deductible?
Yes! Water Mission is a 501(c)(3) organization. We invite you to participate through any sponsorship level.
Can my dog (or other pets) walk for water?
Absolutely! We look forward to meeting your furry friends. Please just keep them on a leash.
The Walk for Water is an exciting event that provides sponsors a unique opportunity to express their desire to make a difference in the world. It also gives employees of sponsors the option to get involved and see the impact that their support makes.
From print, to web, to brand presence the day of the event, there are plenty of opportunities for exposure and awareness to a captive audience. The Walk for Water offers many ways for your name and logo to stand out, and each sponsorship tier offers additional perks. Sponsorships are designed to provide opportunities for ongoing value and to keep the conversation of your organization’s involvement going long after the event is over.
Twin Cities Walk for Water Event
The 2016 Twin Cities Walk for Water was the largest corporate Walk for Water in the United States with over 340 walkers raising over $100,000 for projects.
Our 2017 Twin Cities Walk for Water raised over $130,000 with over 400 walkers. A 30% fundraising increase from the 2016 walk.
Our 2018 Twin Cities Walk for Water raised over $150,000 with over 550 walkers. A 50% fundraising increase from the 2016 walk.
Since 2016, the Twin Cities Walk for Water event has had:
- Over 1,500 active participants
- Over 7 safe water projects built in 5 different countries
- Over $360,000 raised by Twin Cities Walk for Water to date
Please Join US!!
Saturday September 28th At Upper Landing Park in St. Paul
For More Information, Contact:
Jan Hovland: Jan.Hovland@Pacelabs.com
Lauren Lupkowski: Lauren.Lupkowski@pacelabs.com