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MANCHESTER — The First Baptist Church will join others worldwide to raise money for water projects in developing countries.

World Vision Global 6K for water is set for 10 a.m. at Manchester’s Dana Thompson Memorial Recreational Park on Saturday, May 22. The distance for the walk/run is 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) because that is the distance many women and children have to walk to collect water to drink that sometimes may be unsafe. Lack of clean water is the number one preventable cause of death in the world according to World Vision a Christian humanitarian organization that works in more than 100 countries including the United States. More than 1,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from diarrhea caused by drinking contaminated water from poor sanitation.

About 785 million people lack assess to clean drinking water according to World Vision. Children often miss school because they spend so much time collecting water.

Registration for adults is $50 which is the average cost to provide lasting clean water for one person. Children are $25. Participants receive an orange T-shirt and a race bib that features the name and photo of a child and the age and country who will benefit from the water project.

You can support this fundraiser by going to

Questions? Contact Linell Pike at 802-681-6066.


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