Running for Clean Water

World Vision Volunteer
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I’ve decided to join with Team World Vision again, to help change lives in Africa. I am running the Ragnar Relay from Winona, MN to Minneapolis. I along with 11 others will complete the 193 mile journey along the Mississippi River. This is very appropriate since this year money raised through Team World Vision will support clean water projects in Africa. Will you sponsor me?

I am raising money to help dig wells and provide clean water in places like Kenya. When a community gains access to clean water, here’s what happens:

> The infant mortality rate is cut in half
> Children can attend school instead of walking up to 6 miles for water each day
> Women can spend time learning a trade to support their family instead of collecting water
> Overall health is improved with clean water and sanitation
> Crops and livestock thrive with clean water and proper irrigation

The problem of poverty can seem overwhelming. But I believe there is something we can do. Whether you can give $10 or $1000, no amount is too small. Together we can help change lives in Africa.

Thanks for your support.

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Thanks again,


PS. Team World Vision is part of World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization. Your donation is tax-deductible, and you can learn more about the organization on their website:

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2 thoughts on “Running for Clean Water

  1. Dani Luffey

    Are you interested in running 13.1 in Minneapolis on Aug. 22nd? The race's charity partner is Team WorldVision.

  2. crossn81 Post author

    Hi Dani,

    Thanks for stopping by. When I first signed up for Ragnar, I toyed with the idea of doing both Ragnar and the 13.1. You see the 13.1 is on the Sunday after Ragnar ends on Saturday. Back in the spring I thought it would be no problem to run both, but since my subsequent medical issues, I'm not even going to be in good shape to run Ragnar, but I'm the Team Captain and I really wanted to run the river for Africa so I'm still going to do it. Feel free to make a donation to support my efforts!!

    Thanks again!


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