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San Diego Nonprofit Brings Awareness of Global Water Crisis Home

Published 04/20/2018 by Global Communities

More than 650 local youth and families to experience journey millions around the world make every day in search of clean water

SAN DIEGO—Globally, 2.1 billion people lack access to safe water at home and must walk up to six hours a day in search of this critical resource. On Sunday, April 22, San Diego-based nonprofit Project Concern International (PCI) will bring this crisis to light on a local level through its 10th annual Walk for Water at Tecolote Shores.

Participants are invited to carry buckets of water along the 5k route in recognition of the journey millions of women and children around the world make every day for their families. Water used in the Walk will be returned to Mission Bay.

Event Details

What: PCI’s 10th annual Walk for Water 5K to raise awareness about the global water crisis.

Who: Mark O’Donnell, Chief Operating Officer, PCI; Smyra Ramesh,Westview High School senior, Co-Chair; Nikko Sambold,La Jolla Country Day School senior, Co-Chair; and Mia Shiue, The Bishop’s School sophomore, Co-Chair

When: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Tecolote Shores at Mission Bay Park, 1740 E Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92019

Mark Mullen from NBC 7 will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

Funds raised will support PCI’s water and sanitation programs and efforts to end poverty worldwide. Sponsors include Peter and Ghita HuffmanSouthwest AirlinesHome DepotUPSPfizerWyndham HotelsGurtin Municipal Bond ManagementLawrance Furniture, Wells Academic Solutions and the Joe Abbate Family.

For more information, visit Walk for Water 2018.

About Project Concern International (PCI):PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship. PCI envisions a world in which the most vulnerable people will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and for the future. PCI works in 18 countries, including the United States. For more information, visit