From the shores of Lake Erie to the Atlantic coast, John Reid and Mark Dudek will be embarking on a 1,600 mile biking adventure from Cleveland, OH to Miami, FL beginning May 2nd. In doing so, we will be raising money for clean water projects at schools in Nicaragua and Ghana.
Living in the US, most of us take clean water for granted–we never think twice about where we’ll get our next drink, let alone worry about if it will make us sick. However, the world is currently amidst an extreme water crisis. Twenty-nine percent of people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water and 1.2 million people die every year due to unsafe water sources. In Africa, women and children walk an average of 3.5 miles every day to collect 40 pounds of water to provide for their families and village. These disparities highlight the need for change. The good news is that we can make a difference!
A $50 donation provides one person with access to clean water for life, but any amount can make a tremendous impact. If you are unable to donate, we understand and any positive vibes sent our way are still much appreciated!
The projects we are sponsoring directly support safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education implementation at the involved schools. The addition of these facilities improves the students’ health and learning environment by reducing the incidence of water and sanitation related diseases. Additionally, students will be able to devote more time to their studies as they will no longer have to fetch water throughout the day. To learn more details about each project, click on the links below titled "Akome Senior High Technical School" and "San Luis, Achiote". This journey has been made possible through the generosity of Katie Spotz, who awarded Mark with a grant to pursue an adventure of his choosing.
Thank you all for your unwavering support and love. Let’s Ride!!
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2021–2022 — $5,810.00 raised
Akome Senior High Technical SchoolGhana 670 beneficiaries
Navajo Water Project - Water Delivery...United States 200 beneficiaries
San Luis, AchioteNicaragua 73 beneficiaries