Portland Water Walk

Having clean, safe water be available to everyone in the world has been a concern/passion of mine for a while now. It just bewilders me why we (as in humanity in general) can’t get it together enough to help those in the most desperate circumstances. One dollar can pay for clean water for one person for a whole year. It is relatively so cheap compared to all the spending we do for other purposes during the year.

Although I’ve been passionate about it for awhile, I’ve never been to Africa. Camping is probably the closest I’ve come to being able to relate to not having enough water. I don’t know what it is like to have to walk hours a day just to have a few gallons of water. I don’t know what it is like to have my water full of disease or dirt.

I am very excited to be participating in the Portland Walk For Water tomorrow! It’s not too late to participate if you are interested. Show up at OMSI tomorrow between 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. to register! The walk starts at 10:00 a.m. and will simulate what it is like for millions of people every day. Find out more about it here.

I am excited and happy to participate, but I must keep in mind that it is just a simulation. Tomorrow will probably be sunny and mild temperatures. My life won’t depend on getting the water back home safely. I’ll have had a good night sleep (hopefully!) and I’ll go home afterward to my faucet and clean water. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be in the shoes of these beautiful people, but hopefully tomorrow I will help raise awareness, and I will gain some small insight into their situation.

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