Walk for Sister Water March 15-22, 2022

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In 2022, the Sister Water Project is celebrating 15 years of water projects in Honduras and Tanzania.  To raise awareness of global water issues and to raise funds for the Sisters of St. Francis’ Sister Water Project (SWP), the SWP Committee invites you to “Walk for Sister Water” sometime between March 15-22, 2022.

How the walk works:

  1. Between March 15 and March 22, walk in some way to honor our 15th anniversary – whether this be 15 minutes a day, 15 miles, or 15 blocks – make it your own distance.  This can be in your neighborhood park, trail or even on a treadmill.  It can be done all at once or over the course of several days.   While you walk, think about the men, women, and children who walk daily to obtain clean water.  If you’d like to take a photo of yourself walking for us to post on social media, email it to communications@osfdbq.org or use the hashtag #WalkForSisterWater on your social media posts.
  2. From March 15-22, follow the Sisters of St. Francis on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/dubuquefranciscans/) and Twitter (@DBQFranciscans) to witness 15 stories of individuals who have been impacted by the Sister Water Project.  Take photos of yourself walking and post on social media with the hashtag #WalkForSisterWater or email to communications@osfdbq.org.
  3. After your walk, consider making a donation to the Sister Water Project by mail: 3390 Windsor Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001 or online at https://www.osfdbq.org/swpdonate.

The Sister Water Project was launched in 2006 by the Sisters of St. Francis and their associates to bring safe water to the villagers of Tanzania and Honduras.  In 2007, the first water project was installed.  There have been over 325 well projects completed in Tanzania and over 30 water systems in Honduras since 2007.

For more information, contact Sister Maureen Leach at (563) 583-9786 or leach@osfdbq.org.  Visit the Sister Water Project website at www.osfdbq.org/sisterwaterproject.