While we plan to move forward with our in-person event at Scissortail Park on September 19, the safety of every person is Water4’s priority. Masks, hand washing stations and hand sanitizer will be provided, and CDC social distancing guidelines will be practiced.
In addition to the in-person event, we are thrilled to offer a Walk Where You Are option if you prefer to join us at your chosen location! So, whether you gather with us in OKC or walk with your crew at a different location, we are all walking to raise awareness to end the water crisis!
For millions around the world, today began with a long walk to collect water. Mile after mile… hour after hour… 40 pounds at a time… to and from watering holes, lakes, and streams riddled with disease. Every day, they fill their buckets over and over again with unsafe water that brings sickness and pain. Every hour they spend walking for water is one less hour for school, work, or time with loved ones.
Water is often carried in five gallon buckets which weigh over 40 pounds when full.
Women and children in the developing world walk an average of 3.7 miles (6 km) per day to collect water. (USAID)
Nearly 570 million children lack access to basic drinking water at school. (UNICEF)