Children often carry water miles from a local stream to their family home
Children often carry water miles from a local stream to their family home

Water for Life Challenge

Please help support our Water for Life Challenge!

In rural villages across the globe, many women and children carry potable drinking water from local streams to their family homes several times daily. Help us to place a drinking water well in one of these villages, by helping us meet our goal of raising $2,500.00.

We are hosting two events on Saturday, July 23, 2016. 


1. A "Water for Life" Boot Camp Challenge at Gold's Gym, Linglestown: This 45-minute BootCamp workout is open to members and guests for a simple donation. As a part of this BootCamp Challenge, participants will carry five gallon containers of water, and as a group, pull the "pump truck" provided by Susquehanna Fire and Rescue, on site to fill our water containers. ALL donations will go directly to ELCA World Hunger towards our village well goal. In addition, Gold's is hosting it's annual Summerfest event that day, and all vendors are asked to donate $25.00, with those proceeds also going to the challenge goal. Special thanks to Gold's owners Jim & Dianne Czupil! 

2. Summerfest at Camp Nawakwa: This annual event is an outdoor festival, including a BBQ Picnic Meal, games and activities for all ages, including hikes, pool time, Ultimate frisbee and lawn games, plus a mini-concert by Rachel Kurtz (, and lots of time to converse and relax in the beautiful Adams County countryside. Scheduled from 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM, we will also host a "Water for Life" Walk for Water, with 10% of the day's registration fees, plus all donations going directly to ELCA World Hunger to support our village well goal. 

Please help me reach my goal by supporting my fundraising efforts with a donation today. Donations can be made by cash or check, with checks made payable to the Lower Susquehanna Synod, ELCA with "ELCA World Hunger: WATER," on the memo line, or by contributing electronically right on this site! Through our efforts, you and I are part of making a difference and pursuing a world of justice where all are fed. Together, we accomplish much more than we ever could do alone.

Why I chose Water for Life? I've traveled and worked in areas of the world where drinking water is hard to come by, and have seen how much we as Americans can take clean drinking water for granted. In the gym, for example, I simply walk to a water fountain wher not only is the water readily available, but cold and refreshing. While others may carry water for miles, and then drink it luke warm, and swimming with bacteria that can lead to others health issues. Placing a well in a rural village increases the chances of survival for many children, allows woman who may walk a few miles for water to spend time on caring for their families or getting employment. Personal hygiene, health and quality of life are ALL improved!

Thank you for joining me and for your support – every gift truly matters!



About ELCA World Hunger

As a long-standing presence in communities in nearly 60 countries, including the United States, ELCA World Hunger is deeply relational and rooted in listening. We steer clear of “one-size-fits-all” answers and have enormous respect for local context, local expertise and local ingenuity. Your gifts support tailored solutions – in areas like health, water, income, education, food security, and more – that can put an end to hunger for the long term.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States with more than 3.8 million members in 10,000 congregations across the nation and the Caribbean.

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