FEB. 15, 2018, UGANDA — In eastern Uganda, a community is still reeling from the Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency more than a decade ago. Children like 5-year-old Grace must walk a long way for dirty water while parents are still walking an emotional path of healing. Through it all, access to clean water would help everyone heal and have a fuller life.
In the 1980s, Lani Dolifka learned the water flowing through the faucet in her Colorado home had been declared unsafe. It inspired Lani and her husband, Don, to develop an automated small-scale purification plant that converted their tap water into pure drinking water. Today, their company, Watermill Express, is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the U.S.
In 2017, Oregon teacher Tammy Belau made a bet with her students: “Raise money for clean water and finish first in the Global 6K for Water race and you can cut off my hair.”
Kamryn Thackrey walked the Global 6K for Water so other children won’t have to. Her prayers for Cheru in Kenya were answered, and this year she’s ready to get more people to help.
Cascade Covenant Church in North Bend, Washington, joined the Global 6K for Water: young and old, walking or running to serve in a simple, but powerful way.