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Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove
Groveport United Methodist Church and the Groveport United Methodist Church Youth participated in the World Vision Global 6K for Water on April 28. Access to clean water is a crisis on a worldwide scale and, according to World Vision, the average distance many women and children in the developing world must walk to obtain clean water is 3.7 miles, about the length of a 6K. About 69 people gathered at Groveport United Methodist Church on April 28 to walk a 6K course through the city to raise funds and help raise awareness of the worldwide water crisis. All proceeds from the walk go to World Vision. Courtney Hilbert of the Groveport United Methodist Church said it costs about $15,000 to build a water well in parts of the world. “We’ve raised about $4,000 this year,” said Hilbert of the church’s effort, and she added that World Vision’s goal is for everyone worldwide to have access to clean water by 2030. Pictured here are some of the walkers striding down Groveport’s Blacklick Street.

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