Event To Help Create Clean Water In India

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By Sarah Cantey

One billion people don't have access to clean water and about 4,000 kids die every day.


Those statistics were motivation for a fundraiser called WOD for Water in Troy. The second annual event will be held on November 2nd at Troy University.


Participants will work out with Jerry cans, thats a container that holds water. A 5-year-old kid in India gets one on their birthday to get water 3 to 5 miles away from home. Money will go to Never Thirst out of Birmingham. They build deep water wells in third world countries.


Jason Jones, Co-Director of WOD For Water Troy said, "Our goal last year was $10,000 and we raised 16. So we were able to build 6 wells and provide clean water for over 2,500 people."


This year they set a $20,000 goal. They've already surpassed that for more information on donating and the event, visit: http://www.wodforwatertroy.com/


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