Michael Welch, Alexandra Chando, Willow Shields, & More Team Up for World Water Day

March 22, 2012


Did you know that today is World Water Day? In honor of the special day, as well as the opening of The Hunger Games, the Thirst Project and DoSomething.org have teamed up to launch The Water Games Walk for Africa. A water walk is a community event where teams of people walk around a track, park, school, etc. to raise awareness for the world water crisis. This walk will benefit Swaziland, Africa, and Thirst Project’s mission to raise $50 million dollars to provide the entire nation of Swaziland with fresh, clean drinkable water. Hunger Games star Willow Shields has joined the Walk for Africa cause and urges kids across the nation to help raise awareness and battle disease and dysentery in developing countries.

The Thirst Project and Michael Welch, along with fellow supporters, gathered today at the Santa Monica Pier to announce to the world their commitment to Swaziland, Africa to raise $50 million dollars in 10 years to provide every single person in the country with clean, drinkable water. Right now, Swaziland has the highest density of HIV positive people. The citizens of Swaziland die quicker from the dirty water than HIV itself. The Thirst Project commits itself to help fight disease, dysentery and child mortality rates and Follett High Education Group, Thirst Project’s biggest supporter, joins the fight by donating the first million to this cause.

To learn more about the campaign and how to get involved, visit Thirst Project and DoSomething.org.

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