Every year, GEL supports the Walk for Water in Charleston, SC. The event is organized by Water Mission, a non-profit organization established in 2001 by GEL founders George and Molly Greene.
Millions of women and children around the globe walk more than 3 miles to collect water each day for their families. Often, the water collected is unsafe to drink. The aim of the Walk for Water is to provide communities, organizations, and companies with a local opportunity to raise awareness of the global water crisis and funds to fight it. The walk was created to simulate the journey women and children make every day to collect water. At the event, participants walk approximately 1.5 miles to a midway point with an empty bucket. There, they fill their bucket with dirty water and carry it another 1.5 miles to the end of the Walk.
This year's Walk for Water in Charleston, held on March 25th, generated a record turnout in event history with over 5,000 people attending. 167 walkers signed up on the GEL team!
For more information on you can support this great cause, visit watermission.org