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2024 Walk for Water-Durham

March 30, 2024


In 2001, George and Molly Greene started Water Mission with a vision that all people have safe water and an opportunity to experience God’s love. Molly also wanted to provide an opportunity for others to understand the day-to-day experience of the 2 billion people affected by the global water crisis. So, in 2006, we created the Walk for Water to simulate the trek women and children make every day to collect water.  

George and Molly Greene open the 2014 Walk for Water. 

The first Walk for Water was held in Charleston, SC, which remains the location for our flagship event. Since then, churches, community groups, and corporate partners have embraced the vision for the Walk for Water, and the program has spread across the United States.  

Join us for the 1st Annual Walk for Water-Durham! By registering and walking, you can help provide over 400 people with safe, clean water. This Walk is organized by Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill students driven to solve the global water crisis.


                                                                        WHY WE WALK

Today, you’ll use water countless times—to drink, cook, shower, brush your teeth, and more—without worrying about whether the water is safe.


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Every day, millions of women and children worldwide walk more than three miles to collect water for their families. The only available water is often contaminated, exposing their families to dangerous waterborne diseases. But there is hope for clean water solutions. We walk, so others don't have to. 

The Walk for Water-Durham will start at Duke University's East Campus and finish at the West Campus, a beautiful stroll under pine and willow trees in the peak of spring. Invite your family, friends and co-workers to do something incredible together!

As the Walk for Water continues to grow, our purpose is the same: to provide communities, organizations, and companies with an opportunity to raise awareness about the global water crisis and funds to fight it.