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Discovery Community Church hosts Walk for Water 6K

Brian Sparks, youth pastor for Discovery Community Church, heads to the finish line during the church’s Walk for Water event on May 4. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia

Discovery Community Church hosted the World Vision Walk for Water 6K on May 4 in St. Paul Park to raise money for Water Mission.

A global charitable organization, Water Mission encourages communities around the country to host their own races every spring. Donations are used to dig wells and provide sanitation in developing countries.

Participants carry water from start to finish in order to experience the daily plight of those who live without running water. According to the Water Mission website, millions of women and children around the world walk an average of 3.5 miles every day to collect water that's not safe.

Louise Allen, wife of Pastor Wayne Allen, said they raised $2,390.

William Loeffler

William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 

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