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DONATIONS AND FUNDRAISING - COVID-19 RESPONSE IN ETHIOPIA
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.
|Mar 29||Wendy Jameson||$134.43|
|Mar 28||Marcus and Riley Nygren||$107.72|
|Mar 11||Louise Brown||$38.29|
|Mar 06||ania verrey||$38.29|
|Mar 01||Gerald Bakker||Undisclosed amount|
|Mar 01||Tracy Bakker||Undisclosed amount|
|Feb 29||Anonymous||Undisclosed amount|