Courtesy: Ozark Water Projects
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 7, 2012) - In many impoverished areas of the world, water is worth more than gold.
That's why one Little Rock charity is working to to provide affordable footwear and a cup of clean, fresh water for those who thirst.
Typical water transportation in third-world countries includes a bucket of some sort and sturdy feet. Walking a mile or more each way to collect water for drinking, watering animals and crops, or for cleaning and washing is not uncommon.
Affordable shoes are a life saving tool as they protect the new owner's feet and overall health from foot abrasions, parasites and mites.
Ozark Water Projects help residents in these areas resell donated shoes or barter them for other goods. Then the money is used to purchase well-drilling rigs, water filtration systems, and other supplies to bring water to those in need.
Tonight, June 7 the group will be holding a traditional Kenyan fundraiser called Harambe (which in Swahili means "Let's all pull together"). From 6:30-9 p.m. everyone is encouraged to come out to 10701 Rivercrest Drive in Little Rock. THV's own Craig O'Neill will emcee.
The evening will include a silent auction, hors d'oerves, wine and beer, soft drinks and more. Tickets are $75 each and can be purchase by calling 501-626-0086 or at the door. Attire is dressy casual.
All donations are tax deductible and proceeds will benefit clean water projects in Kenya and Haiti.
For additional information on Ozark Water Projects, or to schedule a shoe drive at your business, church, or school, please contact Karla Allen (501) 626-0086, or Beckham Allen (501) 231-1504.
(Source: Ozark Water Projects)