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Elmhurst church hosts walk for water

Published: Monday, July 8, 2013 11:32 a.m. CDT
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Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church families collected their buckets last week in anticipation of the Walk in a Bucket event that will be held August 4.

ELMHURST – Registration is open for the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church's (ECRC) "Walk in a Bucket" event, which will raise money and awareness for clean water.

The church will host the walk to raise awareness about the lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation in developing countries. ECRC has set a fundraising goal of $25,000, which would be enough money to fund an entire community development project. All proceeds, along with some of the funds raised at the church's garage sale earlier this summer, will be donated to Water Missions International, a Christian engineering organization.

Participants will carry buckets during the walk, filling them in a lake halfway through the trip to mimic the journey millions of women and children in developing countries make every day in pursuit of water.

The two-mile walk is family-friendly and includes a light lunch. The walk starts August 4 after the 10 a.m. church service at 11:30 a.m., and runs until 1:30 p.m.

Visit and find "Walk in a Bucket" on the events page to join the walk, volunteer, donate or sponsor the event.

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