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IU Northwest Geology Club to host Walk for Water on April 21

Walk to signify the struggle to obtain clean water in Africa


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Erika Rose
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The Indiana University Northwest Geology Club is proud to host the inaugural Walk for Water, with activities planned to promote The Water Project, an organization that raises funds to provide clean, safe drinking water to people who suffer needlessly without it in the developing world. The walk will start at 12 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at Hansen Park in Michigan City. 

The walk will begin with an introduction to the cause, followed by a walk to Lake Michigan with empty milk jugs in hand. Once the group reaches the lake, they will fill their jugs with water and begin their walk back to Hansen Park.

The walk will raise awareness about the struggles people in Africa go through to obtain clean water. In Africa, people on average have to walk one kilometer to reach a clean water source. In some cases, even the clean water source is polluted.

Following the walk, games and food for all of the volunteers and participants will be provided. 

To donate to The Water Project, on behalf of IU Northwest’s Geology Club, go to http://bit.ly/WaterProjectDonations. The Club has a goal of raising at least $5,000, which will help them to build a well in an African village. 

To register for the walk, please visit http://bit.ly/WaterWalkIUN

If you have any questions or want to volunteer, please contact: Ryan Venturelli at raventur@umail.iu.edu; Courtney Targos at cattargos@att.net; or Associate Professor of Geosciences Erin Argyilan, Ph.D. at eargyila@iun.edu.