2019 Charleston Walk for Water

East Cooper Breakfast Rotary

East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club is joining together with the East Cooper Rotaract and the College of Charleston Rotaract to make a difference. Will you join us?

This year we are walking in honor of Jay Cook. Jay was the founding Director of Operations at Water Missions International and a former Rotary Youth Exchange District Chair. Thanks to Jay's international network through RYE and the Greene's passion and knowledge of engineering, Water Missions International was created to use water and sanitation to break the poverty cycle. Jay was always very active in the community and touched many lives. Sadly, Jay Cook passed in January, but his legacy and his light will shine on in our hearts forever. Please join me in walking for water in Jay's honor on March 30th at the Riverfront Park in North Charleston.

Every day millions of people have to walk miles and miles just for water. Most of the time, the water they can find is contaminated and makes them sick. We are excited because Water Mission is changing lives, one community at a time, through their sustainable safe water solutions. These filtration systems are unlike anything before them..they are user friendly! Water Missions sends these easy to build and easy to operate filtration systems with a group of volunteers to build a well in an area that needs clean drinking water and then teaches the community how to use and upkeep the system.

"Together, we're saving babies. We're saving children. If the kids don't have diarrhea every day from drinking bad water, they can go to school. If the parents aren't sick all the time, they can get a job...We need to remember our core purpose: to break the poverty cycle." - Jay Cook (From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian)

Each dollar raised by this event is going to make an impact through a safe water community development project! We hope you'll consider supporting our team by making a donation or registering to walk with us. 

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