Eureka College students invite the public to join them in carrying buckets of water from Lake Eureka to the college campus to raise funds and awareness for the sub-Saharan Africa Water Project. The Water Walk is April 2 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Participants will walk from the Burgess Ave. parking lot to Lake Eureka, where they will fill buckets of water to carry back to campus. The walk is approximately 2.5 miles each way.
Besides raising money, the walk will simulate what many people in developing countries have to do on a daily basis, just to obtain dirty drinking water for their homes.
Proceeds will benefit The Water Project, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides communities in sub-Saharan Africa with programs that offer access to clean, safe water by providing training, expertise and financial support for water project construction.
Registration forms for the Water Walk are available at the Student Programs and Services office in the college’s Cerf Center. Registration is $5, with additional donations welcomed.
The Multicultural Student Union and Students Advocating a Greener Environment (SAGE) of Eureka are sponsoring the Water Walk.