Below written by Melissa Wright who organized and ran this awesome fundraiser. There are further updates after this post down below!
Hello, CFG Family!
I wanted to take a quick moment to say how absolutely grateful I am to everyone who came out on Saturday, March 4th and participated in our 17.2 Run4Water CrossFit Open WOD! (And a huge thank you to those folks who could not be there, but made sure they contacted me so they could make a donation)!
What an amazing day of fellowship, fitness, and some pretty fun patriotic wear as we raised awareness and lots of funds for this fantastic non-profit organization. Run4water leaves for Kenya and Uganda this Friday, and with the final amount of $1,533.00 we raised, they will be able to dig two water wells and leave behind two well repair kits in villages that do not have water. Your incredible generosity will literally change lives!
I would like to say a special thank you to a few folks for helping make our event special…
The Rice Foundation (Bart and Charity) for donating some delicious snow cones from Kona Ice…and for buying lots of R4W merch for your kids!
StrongLife (Justin Scott) for having Maggie on site and for donating all the funds she collected for taping and performing various therapies on our post-WOD bodies.
Noorani Medical Center for making a very generous donation.
Andi Shiver for donating a portion of the proceeds from the LuLaRoe pop-up show.
Josh and Mandy Martin for teaming up with me, providing the venue, making a very generous donation, and lending your community connections to make this fundraiser a complete success. You guys are absolutely the BEST!
Thanks again to all and if you donated and did not get your reusable aluminum water bottle, please let me know.
“The Water Flows in Kenya: Our well repair/drilling team experienced challenges today acquiring the needed tools for repairs but God is good and we successfully repaired one well that had been broken for 10 years, extended pipe on a “dry” well at a school which gives drink to hundreds of children (should be operation in a few days) and began drilling a well in the village of Bukati. The 84 days project was an overwhelming success other than it having enough kits for all the ladies. The chicken project is complete and should allow the locals to harvest eggs while keeping their chickens healthy. Please continue to pray for our team as we have high hopes of repairing 10 wells in Uganda the next 3 days, continuing the 84 Days ministry and working with a Leper colony.”
Also, here’s a link to a post Melissa made in our members page where you can see water flowing out of a newly built well for the first time: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1712286039060455/permalink/1875703822718675/?match=bWVsaXNzYQ%3D%3D
“The Water Flows in Uganda: Words can’t express my emotions tonight. Our first well repair in Uganda was for a community of 800 souls who had been walking up to 5k to get water. When the first bolt comes off the community gathers anxiously awaiting the gift of life.”