BENEFITING: Water For People
ORGANIZER: Water for People NYC
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Thank YOU for taking the time to visit my Fundraising page for Team Water For People!
As many of you know, I have been a runner since my high school track and cross-country days but have only delved into the marathon realm the last couple of years. I’ve been given some incredible opportunities to run in races for numerous charities and foundations around the nation and even the world (thanks Korea).
I’ve been vying to run the NYC Marathon for it’s prestige and name for a few years now, and while it would have been wonderful to be running because of a qualifying time or a lottery entry, it has taken on a whole new meaning for me as I run for Water for People and mirror what millions of people around the world do everyday – walk for hours across many miles to collect clean water. I feel so honored to have been chosen to fundraise for this cause, as everyone should have access to clean water and proper sanitation. It’s not a privilege. It’s a necessity for human life.
Your donations go directly to Water For People to finance their water and sanitation programs in Africa, India, Central America and South America--programs that grow out of their belief that Everyone should have access to clean water and proper sanitation Forever.
Water For People is an international nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to creating reliable, safe drinking water resources, improved sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs in the developing world; it currently operates in 10 countries: Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, India, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Bolivia & Peru. The organization’s unique business-oriented approach works to establish partnerships between local and national government institutions, nongovernment organizations, private enterprise, and entrepreneurs to enable local communities, districts, and municipalities to plan, build, finance, maintain, and operate their own safe water and sanitation services. Water For People puts long-lasting solutions and 100% coverage of a region with safe water access for everyone at the forefront of its strategy. It fosters innovative solutions to water and sanitation problems that are adaptable worldwide, and through monitoring and evaluation of its program impact for at least 10 years post-implementation, Water For People ensures that its work is sustained by local partners.