Last Saturday's Loveland Walk4Water brought together 165 walkers, their children and dogs to walk the 6K path along the Big Thompson river raising more than $16,000 to drill a water well in Kajarau, Uganda. The well will serve more than 4,000 people and will be engineered over the next several months and dedicated in Nov. by Loveland resident and Walk4Water chair Carolyn Griebe. Currently their water source is pools of rain water where animals also drink and mosquitoes breed.
"Thanks to the success of the Walk, Water4Kids International will be able to drill a well in Kajaurau, one of the villages I visited last summer," said Griebe. " But because of the overflow of support, we will combine with other Water4Kids donors to drill a second well in Uganda."
Sponsors of the Walk included LifeSpring Covenant Church, Ann Baron and Hach Co. Teams from LifeSpring and Summitview churches in Loveland, Team Sherri led by Chilson fitness guru Sherri Goering and the Loveland Lightfoots, a team of Loveland residents led by Joan Eggum Skogen, Loveland resident and sister of Tom Eggum, founder of Hope4Kids International, the parent organization of Water4Kids.
For more information about Water4Kids International, visit H4KI.org.