This year's Walk4Water is April 27 at the Wilson Riverfront Stage at the foot of Broadway in downtown Paducah. The event takes place from 9 - 11 am. Check in begins at 8 am and every participant receives a free t-shirt.
There is no registration fee. Instead, teams fundraise before the walk. There’s still time to register your team and contribute to this great cause. You can also register on the day of the walk.
The walk is designed to demonstrate what it’s like for people who must walk far to get water. Participants can carry water jugs so that they can experience and empathize with people who must do that to survive. “We walk so they don't have to.” On the Walk day, HHI personnel will demonstrate the filters they are able to provide around the globe. All money raised through the walk goes to Healing Hands International (HHI).
“Paducah and Walk4Water make a great team,” said Jason Whitely, Youth Minister at Broadway Church of Christ. “Both got their start because of the water and rely on water as their life blood. With the help of the community, the Broadway church, and HHI, we have dug freshwater drinking wells for villages in India. The water in this region of India is contaminated - polluted with extremely high levels of mercury and arsenic. With fresh water so close to home, children can attend school and families can strengthen their community.”
Healing Hands International
A lot of people in the world don't have the luxury of easily accessible, clean water. Many people must walk miles each day to get their water, and even then, it may not be properly sanitized. Healing Hands International (HHI) is a Christian organization that, among other things, seeks to fight hunger, promote education, and provide clean water around the world.
Because they believe that clean water is at the heart of a successful community, HHI has dug around 1,000 wells to provide this necessity for the 780 million people around the world who don't have access to water. Thousands of people die due to lack of clean water and many of these deaths will be children. Through the funds they raise, HHI can save millions of these lives. For more information on this ministry, visit hhi.org.