The Greenwood High School Action Team from Bowling Green, Kentucky, is demonstrating that students’ local efforts can have a global impact.
This past weekend, the Greenwood High Action Team Captains participated in their community’s Walk4Water fundraiser at Bowling Green’s Prestno Miller Park by assisting in the event’s set-up and clean-up and disbursing water to the walkers.
Walk4Water is an international program that helps raise funds for developing countries that lack access to sanitary drinking water.
Proceeds from Walk4Water support the construction of water wells in Africa to create accessible and sustainable clean drinking water.
Greenwood High’s support of Walk4Water highlights one of the benefits of joining the Action Team program – independence. The Action Team program encourages Team Captains to take a leadership role in choosing which volunteer projects to support. In Greenwood’s case, they are helping improve the lives of people more than 8,000 miles away. To #JoinOurTeam, and to make difference in your own community – or one thousands of miles away – please click here.
Walk4Water is a four-mile fundraising walk that began in 2007. Each event supports efforts to provide clean water to those who need it. Since the beginning of its water-drilling efforts in 2001, HHI has drilled more than 600 clean-water wells, bringing water to more than 1 million people.