McKenzie has a long tradition of building homes for people and creating places where they can thrive and be safe. A large part of that is doing the work to make sure our homeowners have access to utilities.
It comes so easy for us here in Indiana, but in the rural Kenyan village of Kager, they simply don’t have that access, not even to water. That’s why, for the third consecutive year, McKenzie is teaming up with Jubilee Village Project to support Walk for Water on August 2nd in Indianapolis.
I invite you and everyone you know to lace up your walking shoes, gather your walking team, and join us for a journey through Downtown Indianapolis. Our goal is to raise $40,000 through donations and to promote awareness by physically reenacting the three-mile journey that women and children in Kager have to travel every day just to find drinkable water.
The funds will be used to assist the initiatives of the villagers, who have already begun digging trenches by hand, creating an internal safe water committee, and taking other steps toward building a truly sustainable and independent system.
Even if you can’t join us for the walk, please consider joining the cause by sponsoring me, another participant, or a team. Your support helps us provide safe, easily accessible water to the 3,000 villagers of the Kager community, which in turn will allow kids to go to school, women to get jobs, and families to stay healthy.
Hope to see you on August 2nd!