Walk for Water
March 20, 2021
All DayCategory: World Missions Off-campus
The Settle family and the Lancaster family represented Team St. Philip's in their own neighborhoods last year. This year, walkers may choose to walk in staggered groups at Riverfront Park in North Charleston or walk by themselves or with family or friends wherever they would like to walk.
Every day millions of people have to walk miles and miles just for water. Most of the time, the water they can find is contaminated and makes them sick. Water Mission, one of St. Philip's world mission partners, is changing lives, one community at a time, through their sustainable safe water solutions.
Each dollar raised by this event is going to make an impact through a safe water community development project! We hope you'll consider supporting our team by making a donation or registering to walk with us.
Joining in person? Sign up for the 10:00 a.m. start to walk with other St. Philippians!
The in-person walk has staggered start times this year, and team captain Jill Settle has reserved her space at the 10:00 a.m. start (10:00 and 10:30 a.m. slots are now full––St. Philippians are encouraged to sign up for 11:00 or 11:30). If you'd like to walk with other St. Philippians, be sure to sign up for that 10:00 a.m. slot soon, as space is limited and open to all walkers. Alternatively, you may walk at the time of your choice AND the location of your choice. Click here for resources for your virtual walk, and stop by the church office to pick up a sticker for your bucket!
Register to walk, learn more, or make a donation at the link below, and let's make the 2021 Team St. Philip's the biggest (but most spread out) team yet!
Questions? Contact team captain Jill Settle at (843) 697-0818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facts about the global water crisis:
- 2.2 billion people around the world lack access to safe water. That is one-third of the world's population.
- 3 billion people have not heard the gospel.
- One person dies every 37 seconds from water-related illnesses.
- In Africa, women collectively spend 200 million hours walking for water each day.
- 443 million school days are missed by children every year because of the global water crisis.
- 50% of the developing world's hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water-related illnesses.
- 4.2 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation
Team St. Philip's at the 2019 Walk for Water