IUN Geology Club to Walk for Water this Saturday

2014-04-24T00:00:00Z 2014-04-24T18:04:12Z IUN Geology Club to Walk for Water this SaturdayTimes Staff nwitimes.com
April 24, 2014 12:00 am  • 

GARY | The Indiana University Northwest Geology Club will participate in the annual Walk for Water at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Indiana Dunes State Park, beginning at the City West Shelter on Ind. 49 in Chesterton. The event will promote The Thirst Project, an organization that raises funds to provide clean, safe drinking water to people in the developing world.

Walkers will receive empty milk jugs and begin their hike to the lake, where they will fill their jugs with water and continue to walk, symbolizing what many African residents endure to reach a source of clean water. In Africa, people on average walk one kilometer to obtain clean water and, in some cases, that cleanest source is polluted.

After the walk, participants can stay to learn more about the cause. Funds raised will go toward installing a well in Uganda to provide clean water that many U.S. residents take for granted.

“This year our goal is to raise $8,000 to help build a complete well,” said Melissa Dorton, president of IUN’s Geology Club. “It is also an opportunity to showcase our own natural source of clean water – Lake Michigan, and a geologist’s haven – the Indiana Dunes.”

Parking is $5 per car for Indiana residents and $7 for out-of-state residents.

To donate or volunteer, contact Dorton at (219) 242-4683 or mddorton@iun.edu, or Ryan Dahl at (219) 613-9596 or fdahl@iun.edu.

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