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Randy PERKINS (D453-USA)

charitywater-randy-perkinsIn the documentary “Running the Sahara” three runners come across a seven year old boy sitting in the middle of the desert. He is wrapped in a blanket and waiting for his parents to return from a two day journey in search of drinking water.

As someone who participates in long endurance events, the amount of water we waste is amazing considering what many people throughout the world go through for this precious resource. I’m guilty of opening a bottle to take one drink and disposing of the rest just because I have no pockets or am worried about carrying the extra weight while training or competing.

Water is such a scarce resource in this part of the world that MdS writes the athlete number on every bottle it distributes and penalizes if the bottle is found with any remaining water in it. This was the inspiration to work with my.charitywater in preparation for this event. my.charitywater builds and installs permanent, clean well water installations that provides safe drinking water in locations around the world, including North Africa.

One hundred percent of everything raised will directly fund water projects. And when those projects are finished, my.charitywater will send us proof in pictures and GPS coordinates, so we can see the actual people and communities we’ve impacted.

Let’s play a part in solving the water crisis – please donate to the campaign.

About Charity: Water

charitywater logoCharity: water, is a non-profit organization on a mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to every person on the planet by working with 22 implementing partners to build sustainable water projects in the field. These partners are experts, with years of proven progress.

Sites selected based on water scarcity, poverty, political stability -- and the availability of these strong local partnerships.

Charity website: http://www.charitywater.org/

How to donate: http://www.my.charitywater.org/mds