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The race is free so we are encouraging you to donate and/or raise funds during or after your registration to help us stop the spread of COVID-19 across rural Ethiopia. Over the past decade, you have helped us bring clean water and education to these communities who were at the margins of society. These amazing men and women have stepped up and transformed themselves against all odds, and we feel it is essential that we do whatever we can to help them prepare for the pandemic. 

COVID-19 is expected to be more deadly in places like Ethiopia where there is already high levels of poverty and inequalities including malnutrition, poor health, water and sanitation infrastructure and services, and unequal access to information. 

Food for the Hungry, Run for Water and our Ethiopian partners are working together to put together an emergency COVID-19 response plan which includes:

  • Developing and distributing informational pamphlets and posters to teach physical distancing and proper hand-washing techniques. This information will also be disseminated through local radio and TV stations
  • Distributing hygiene kits which will include wipes, hand sanitizers and soap. 
  • Establishing hand-washing stations in communities where clean water and soap are not readily available.
  • Distribution of masks and gloves to emergency personnel and healthcare workers in neighbouring towns

Our goal is to first focus on the 12 different villages that we have brought water to over the past 5 years and to give these communities the necessary information to help slow the spread of the virus.

100% of your donation will be going to support this COVID-19 response plan in communities you have helped us empower with clean water over the years.

For more information, please visit Run for Water COVID-19 Response + Food for the Hungry Emergency Response


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Recent donors

Recent donors
Date Name Amount
Apr 26 Les and Tom Wiegand $200 for Sue and ALL the rest for Mike $213.33
Apr 25 Teal Gove $27.60
Apr 25 Provenzano Family $134.43
Apr 25 Joyce Yelland $100.00
Apr 25 Barb Halvorsen $250.00
Apr 25 Norman Halvorsen $100.00
Apr 25 The Maat Family! Go Nan & Grampa Go!!!! $250.00
Apr 25 Mike Aldrich $2,644.38
Apr 25 Lisa McLaughlin Undisclosed amount
Apr 24 Jeff Shikaze Undisclosed amount