BENEFITING: WATER FOR SOUTH SUDAN
-Written by 4th graders at McCurdy Elementary- The 4th graders at McCurdy Elementary have read "A Long Walk to Water." As an 11 year old boy, Salva was forced to run because war came to his village. He led a group of 1500 boys across Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya to the refugee camps. Eventually, he came to America and he got a new family in New York. Salva traveled back to Sudan to visit his sick father. His father’s illness was caused by drinking dirty water. When he came back to America, he wanted to help people like his father. So he decided to begin a water foundation for Sudan. The Problem in Sudan In Sudan, millions of Africans don't have clean water to drink. Women and children walk all morning just to get dirty water from ponds or lakes. The dirty water has parasites and bacteria. We want to raise money to help Salva Dut build wells for others. The wells will provide fresh clean water for them. How can we help? The first way you can help us is to donate! We are are asking the students, families, and community to donate money to help build a well. You can bring in pennies, dimes, or dollars! Any amount will help us! You can donate by giving money at school or going online. You can also share this with your friends or family. Please help us out! Our goal is to raise $1500. This will give clean water to 150 people for one year. All proceeds will go to Water for Sudan.