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What to Expect From the 3rd Annual Walk for Water

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The Walk for Water has provided clean water for millions of people, and Hershey High School plans to increase those numbers.

On Sunday April 8th, Hershey High School will hold the third annual Walk for Water, organized by Key Club, which benefits the Thirst Project, an organization that builds water wells in less fortunate countries to provide clean water at the disposal of the village. This solution is long term and each well costs around $12,000.

The path that participants will walk is approximately 3.75 miles, the average distance people in countries without easy access to clean water must walk just to get water. The fundraiser hopes to raise $24,000 this year, enough money to build two fully-functioning wells. Last year, HHS raised $28,000, surpassing the goal and providing clean water to millions in need. With two walks alone, Hershey has raised approximately $45,000 and funded 5 wells.

Participants can sign up on the Walk for Clean Water’s official website. The walk begins at 1:00 P.M., and includes free food, games, a DJ, raffle, and a community fair. The walk will take place at the High School, and there are approximately 1,000 people signed up already. Hershey’s Key Club is very excited to host this event and hopes to reach their goal.

Pictured is a brief layout of the wells that the Thirst Project builds with the help and donations raised from walks all around the country. Five of these wells have been built thanks to donations raised from Hershey’s Walk for Water. (Photo courtesy of Walk for Clean Water)

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