Shelly Baldwin

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

My Team: CEFC Team


47 days left


Running and helping people are two of my favorite things to do. I met Kyle (our lead for Running Water) a few years ago during church at CEFC. He recognized my husband and I from the Harrisburg marathon and told us about the group that he was running with.

Fast forward to this year, when I received an email from Kyle inviting me to help raise money for the organization. The first thing that came to mind was "No, I'm already signed up for the full marathon. Raising money is hard!" But after talking to Kyle and hearing how Running Water for Living Water has helped bring clean, safe, drinkable water to so many, I knew I had to be apart of the team.

For whatever reason, God has given me the ability to run long distances. Sitting in church that morning after hearing Kyle speak about his experiences convicted me. God was telling me to move! I must obey. On Sunday, November 13th, I will be covering the entire marathon distance. (26.2 miles) I felt like going big with my goal. $100 for each mile, for 26  miles will be enough to cover the cost of one well. Will you join me in doing God's work? It can be through donation, pray or a letter of encouragement.

"When you walk, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble." Proverbs 4:12


Shelly Baldwin

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.


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.



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.