Why do the Fredericton Global 6k for Water – Matt Hogan

As I start to write this I wonder, how many times have I turned on my water today? I don’t even know, probably ten times? I’ve washed my hands, brushed my teeth, done dishes, did a load of laundry, poured myself a glass of water, had a shower, and flushed the toilet. Definitely more than ten now that I think about it…

And that’s a pretty typical day. Well, here in Canada that is. Having clean water at the turn of a tap is something I take for granted every day and unfortunately will continue to take for granted unless I find myself having to walk 6 km (the average walk someone in a developing country has to go to get water) to get water, and that’s just what I can carry.

We can gain perspective and respect for those who have to do that walk daily, but we will never really know that struggle. Imagine making that walk every day and still not knowing if your water was clean and free from disease? Though we may never truly understand, I believe it is important that we always try to.

It is paramount that we teach our children this. The Fredericton Global 6k for Water is a chance to do just that, and even better, it is a chance to reach out personally and help those who face that struggle daily.

Please join us on Saturday May 29. You can register to participate, or make a donation, at www.worldvision6k.ca/Fredericton.

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Why do the Fredericton Global 6k for Water – Zoe Billington

I just wanted to remind you of the walk for water we are doing to support our friends in Haiti. As we know, the water in Haiti is unhealthy, shouldn’t be drank and can carry harmful sickness. I actually had an encounter with the potential dangers of the water when I went to Haiti at the age of 7. Due to unintentionally swallowing some of the water there, I was very sick for a very large part of our trip. I was blessed to have the money required for my medication, but most families and children don’t have access to those medications and supplies.

Our friends in Haiti need help. So I will be walking 6k, the average distance a person in Haiti has to walk for water. So we can help them to have healthier and more accessible drinking water.

To participate in the Fredericton Global 6k for Water, or to make a donation, please go to www.worldvision6k.ca/Fredericton

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Why do the Fredericton Global 6k for Water – Bernie Zebarth

Why do the Fredericton Global 6k for Water? For me, it is personal because three of my sponsored children live there. I want the best for Anderlos, Rood Junior and Joventz Kharl and their families. I want them to have clean safe water to drink, and to be able to protect themselves from COVID.

Join us to help bring clean safe water to this community – every step you take is one they don’t have to! www.worldvision6k.ca/Fredericton.

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Why do the Fredericton Global 6k for Water – Sherry Munn

I visited Haiti in 2016 and 2018 and witnessed first hand the progress that took place in bringing clean water to World Vision’s Area Development Projects.

One of the main focuses was to have sustainable methods for providing clean, safe water for families in the Central Plateau, like the Leon’s. Their daughter, Catiana is my sponsor child. Meeting them has highlighted the reality of farming families trying to care for their families in a country where water is scarce and often unsafe. From chlorinated water systems, water tanks, to chlorine tablets, the communities are finding ways to make their water safe to drink for now and the future.

“Every child and family, deserves access to clean safe water.”

Please join me, and the Fredericton team in raising funds for this very important cause: www.worldvision6k.ca/Fredericton

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