We know that many people around the world have to walk miles each day to retrieve water for their families. It seems a small thing for me to run 13 miles to raise funds so these folks can have their own fresh and clean water in their hometown. That's what Living Water International does in Jesus name and I'm pleased to play a part with Team Living Water STL as we prepare for the half marathon at the Go! St. Louis event on April 15. (People also associate this date with taxes. Although I don't collect those types of taxes, this is one tax collector that is hoping to raise money for people who really need it!) I’m turning 50 in a few months and have not run regularly since Cross Country in high school. I'm well over 150 miles of training so far and I can't imagine doing anything else on April 15 than running with my team to raise money for this effort. Run for water!
This effort is inspired by our three kids - runners all - my wife Cathy and Windsor Crossing Church, the home base of Team Living Water STL. Oh, and my dog Prancer, who loves to run. I dedicate this race to them all.
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I don't know if I need your vote so much as the folks who depend on Living Water International need your support. The LWI website at http://www.water.cc reminds us that "884 million people lack access to safe drinking water." Without clean water, people are much more susceptible to disease. Children are the most common victims of dirty water. LWI has completed more than 10,000 water projects - including many water wells - for communities in 26 countries.
Team Living Water was expressly designed to raise money for Living Water International. All proceeds collected by our team from the Go! St. Louis race are donated to LWI. All donations are tax-deductible.
There are 2 ways you can donate:
- Go to http://www.crowdrise.com/TLWSTL, go to the green "Donate" button on the right - across from the Team Living Water banner. You are then prompted to donate and can choose the team member you want to donate to.
- This page is an unique web page address within Crowdrise that you can use. (The link is http://www.crowdrise.com/markepps). You can just donate directly here.
Thank you for your support!
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