The Innovation Network (TIN) of Brookdale Community College participated in a 6K Walk for Water. The group raised $1,000, which will help bring clean water to the most vulnerable communities worldwide. The group chose to walk the 6K near the college campus and outlined the route ahead of time. Club members and advisors were in good spirits after completing the event late Saturday afternoon.
"I had to do an assignment for my journalism class; I needed to write an article that would raise awareness of a global issue, and I've always been intrigued by global assess to water. Aside from availability, I never considered what women could be doing if they were not making the daily trek to gather water to cook, clean, and wash. I also never considered the difficulty in carrying 70 pounds of water from a miles away river while pregnant. So, it's not just the global scarcity of something we may take for granted, but also how access to water can raise a community", said Jeanette Falotico, a journalism major at Brookdale Community College.
Worldwide, more than 19,800 participants walked or ran and helped provide over 43,800 people with life-changing access to clean water. World Vision's sponsor works with communities in desperate need to help provide clean water, nutritious food, education, medical care, and economic opportunity.
The Innovation Network is a fun way for students to act locally to make an impact globally. For more information about TIN, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.