The nonprofit organization, Amizade, will hold its 5th annual Water Walk this Saturday April 21st on the Mountainlair Green.
Participants in the walk carry a bucket of water on a two-mile route around the streets of Morgantown to raise awareness and funds for the 1.1 billion people around the world who do not have access to safe water. The funds raised from the event go directly to Amizade’s growing clean water initiatives around the world.
Amizade’s Marketing, Outreach, and Event Planning Intern, Chloe Detrick, said the organization has been working hard to coordinate this year’s event.
“We have a Water Walk Committee that has met every Thursday since the beginning of February,” said Detrick, “we are really trying to get participation in the event up this year by allowing student organizations to form groups of 15 or more, as well as featuring a booth of their organization at the event.”
Trey Goff, Amizade’s Service-Learning Coordinator, spoke about some of the events that will be happening before the walk.
“We will have the band Room 217 playing some music on the green from about 12:30pm until the walk starts at 2pm,” said Goff, “we also have some prizes to raffle off including a poster signed by the men’s basketball team and a football signed by the WVU football team.”
The event starts at 12:30pm on the Mountainlair Green this Saturday. The walk begins at 2pm. Registration is $16 for individual community members, $12 for students, and $8 when signing up with a group of 15 or more. To find out more information about the walk or to register visit www.amizade.org/water.