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Posts for 2013

Day 4 - Hugging the wall

Posted by Steve Hall on January 8, 2013

Today would be a moderate day of traversing the mountain to get in position, a little up, a little down across to our next camp that would be at 13,350.  It was a beautiful 5 hour hike over treacherous rock formations, streams with waterfalls and majestic views.  The most challenging was Barranca Wall, which was […]

Photos from the mountain

Posted by Steve Hall on January 9, 2013

Here are several photos from Summit on the Summit, taken from the mountain. I’ll keep adding more as we go along. I’m excited to sit down and take some time to write about the experience I’ve had with all of these inspirational people! Keep following our climb, and make sure you learn as much as […]

We made it!

Posted by Steve Hall on January 16, 2013

We made it!  100% success with our group summiting Mt Kilimanjaro, 19,300 ft.  Summit day began at around 1:00 am on Jan 12 and would consist of 6 hrs of very small steps up the last stretch of mountain.  We reached the summit just as the sun was rising creating the most beautiful sight in […]


Progress in Kenya

Posted by Patty Hall on March 21, 2013

H2O for Life partners with Waterlines to implement WASH projects in Kenya. Recently, Mark and Diane Reimers visited Kenya on behalf of Waterlines to complete a sustainability check on projects.
While there, they took a moment to interview several students about their lives, and the changes in their lives due to access to improved water, sanitation […]


World Water Day is over, but the water crisis lives on

Posted by Patty Hall on March 23, 2013

In celebration of World Water Day,there were many articles that featured the global water crisis. Many focused on problems and many focused on solutions. We know that H2O for Life and our partner schools are part of the solution! An article that we think is a “must read” for everyone may be found by accessing […]


Who will take the Challenge?

Posted by Patty Hall on May 3, 2013

Every day people around the world walk an average of 3 miles or more to collect water for themselves and their families.  In the United States we use on an average, 100-170 gallons of water per day per person.  The average amount of water used by an African family is 5 gallons per day. Here […]


Flying Colors

Posted by Nick Coughlin on May 13, 2013

This update was sent to H2O for Life by Valley Edinburgh teacher, Maren Olsen. What a beautiful day we had for our H2O for Life Water Walk! Plus our goal of $2,200 for the Jelu School in India was surpassed! Empowering kids to be the change in the world is energizing and mighty. That is […]


Salem Hills Water Fest 2013

Posted by Patty Hall on June 2, 2013

On May 30, Salem Hills Elementary in Inver Grove Heights MN held their annual Water Fest.  Salem Hills has been an H2O for Life school partner for 6 years- one of the original schools during our very first year. Each year, Salem Hills staff and students have added to their program.  The all school participation […]


St. Anthony surpasses their goal- amidst the fun!

Posted by Patty Hall on June 3, 2013

Last week St. Anthony Middle School completed their H2O for Life project.  Their year started with a dynamic evening with speaker Alphonso Deng, a former Lost Boy from South Sudan.  Alepho and two other Lost Boys wrote a book called, “They Poured Fire on us from the Sky.”  He shared the many hardships faced and […]


Lincoln Elementary soaks the Student Council

Posted by Patty Hall on June 4, 2013

Yesterday, Lincoln Elementary celebrated their H2O for Life project.  Mrs. Reeve’s Kindergarten class donated the most money during the project, followed by Mrs. Ogden’s 4th grade class. Their prize?  They had the chance to “soak” the student council.  Students loaded their water squirters and when they heard the signal- GO!-  all students went into action.  […]

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