BENEFITING: Clearwater Initiative
EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2015
Team ClearWater is back to run our 6th Army Ten-Miler in Washington, DC! The team goal is to raise funds in support of sustainable clean water projects throughout Northern Uganda. We are hoping to surpass last year’s efforts and we need your help!
As with previous years, many of the dedicated runners on this year’s team will run in honor of our founder, U.S. Army Captain Benjamin Sklaver. This October will mark the 6-year anniversary of Ben’s death while serving in Afghanistan. A successful campaign will allow ClearWater to continue Ben’s inspiring vision of providing clean water to those most in need.
Founded in 2007, ClearWater Initiative takes an innovative, sustainable and community-focused approach to rural water issues. After a deployment in Northern Uganda and witnessing how the lack of clean water hindered families from rebuilding after decades of conflict, Ben was inspired to make a long-lasting impact.
Today, ClearWater Initiative runs programs in more than 40 communities and has provided sustainable clean water and community education programs to 12,000 people in hard-to-reach villages in Northern Uganda.