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Running with the Kids

by Mark Blanchard

Supporting: Running Water for the Living Water - 2022 for Global Partners in Peace and Development

My Team: Eyes on the Prize

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I am proud to be a part of the 2022 Running Water for Living Water campaign sponsored by Global Partners.  Matt Riggins (Communications and Trips Director) was in my first class and on my first baseball team when I began teaching and coaching in 1997.  So proud of the choices he's made to commit his life and his work in this way.  A teacher's joy is to see what their students become.  Matt has brought much joy in these past several years.


I will be running a 6-7 mile leg of the marathon relay, so I would like to raise $100 per mile.  I would appreciate any help you can offer in helping me reach my goal of $650 as I seek to support Matt and his work in global missions.  


This team has collectively raised $477,000 over a 7 year period bringing 191 villages clean water!  Every dollar raised will go towards bringing Running Water and the Living Water to those in need in India & Uganda.


Thank you so much for your generous support!

Harrisburg Marathon & Relay - November 13       |     Salem VA Half Marathon and 8k - October 8



Running Water for the Living Water began in 2016. 15 runners were touched by the water crisis in rural India. Propelled by God's love, they ran in the Harrisburg Marathon to raise money for wells installed by Global Partners in Peace and Development (GPPD). Over the past 7 years, our team has raised over $440,000, bringing clean water to thousands in both India & Uganda.

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In many villages where GPPD installs water wells, the average person must walk for over an hour to fetch water and often the water must be boiled before they can use it. Many children get sick and die because of drinking unsafe water. In other villages, families live on an insufficient or rationed supply of water. 


As individuals, families, friends, and churches, we join together to raise funds for wells in India and Uganda. Race day is the finale to our fundraising season and a symbolic "crossing of the finish line" as we celebrate what God has done. A few months after the race, runners/walkers and donors will receive a personalized video update featuring the well they helped provide. You're invited to join us! On average, every $5 dollars given can provide 1 person clean water for a lifetime.


Donors of any amount will receive  details, pictures, a video, and GPS coordinates of the well you helped install.


   


Sponsorship:

Any donation of over $250 will allow your name or business name to be printed on our team t-shirt as. bronze sponsor. There are additional benefits of sponsorship at the silver ($500+), gold ($1,000+), or diamond ($2,600+) level. Click "Be a Sponsor" button for details about each level. Personal or corporate sponsors can designate funds to a specific runner/team or the group goal.    


Give By Check or Cash:

1) Send a check (payable to GPPD) or cash to: Global Partners in Peace and Development, PO Box 117 Blue Ridge, VA 24064

2) Give cash/check donations to Matt Riggins (GPPD Trips Coordinator) in Pennsylvania


If mailing in a donation, please include the name of the runner/walker in the memo line or a note.




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