Letter to the Editor

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Thanks to those who walked for water

On behalf of The Beaufort Walk for Water 2017 steering committee, we’d like to thank the 261 walkers who joined us on Oct. 14 at the Live Oaks Park in Port Royal to raise more than $26,000 and bring awareness to the need for safe, clean drinking water in other parts of the world.

The walk was a great success and it would not have been possible without our wonderful sponsors who “stepped up to the plate” to make sure this important event took place.  

First Presbyterian Beaufort, St. Mark’s Episcopal, St. John’s Lutheran, Sea Island Presbyterian, Water’s Edge UMC, the Unitarian Universalists Fellowship of Beaufort, Cleland Construction and the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority, each helped with not just the finances to cover costs but provided volunteers to help coordinate the event.

Thanks to community support like Beaufort’s walk, Water Mission, headquartered in Charleston, is able to reach even more of the 1.8 billion people who don’t have access to clean water. The international nonprofit is working in Puerto Rico and other islands of the Caribbean to help those devastated by this fall’s hurricanes. 

Thank you, again, to those who helped make this year’s walk a success. Watch for more information about next year’s schedule!

Beaufort Walk for Water 
Steering Committee