Walk/Run for Water

Photo of child drinking from pipe Each year, HGHRP student leaders raise funds to support Water for South Sudan through its Walk for Water and other special events. To date, the students have raised more than $50,000 in order to transform lives and villages in South Sudan. A well was dedicated in MCC’s name in 2010.

Join us for two special opportunities to support Water for South Sudan through the HGHRP!

7th Annual Walk for Water in South Sudan
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Registration: 9:30 am; walk begins at 10 am rain or shine!
MCC's Stabins Physical Education Complex
Parking available in Lot G
To register, stop by the HGHRP offce at 3-138K or visit us online

A Conversation with Salva & Linda Sue
Featuring special guests Salva Dut, Founder of Water for South Sudan and MCC Alumnus, and Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and Author of A Long Walk to Water
Wednesday, October 8 at noon and 7 pm
The 7 pm presentation is free and open to the public.
Tickets required and available for free online.

Why take action and help change lives in South Sudan?
Photo of Sulva Dut Each day, hundreds of thousands of Sudanese walk for hours through desert to collect water. The water they drink is often contaminated with parasites and bacteria and, as a result, disease runs rampant throughout greater East Africa. Water for South Sudan drills wells that provide clean drinking water for the thirsty. This effort helps to prevent disease and stabilize villages… and lives.

According to MCC alumnus Salva Dut, founder of Water for South Sudan, “The challenge is enormous to those of us who uphold the sanctity of human life Photo of villagers with Water for Sudan sign and the moral imperative to provide water to the thirsty. Fresh water is absolute requirement for a community's health. It is a stable developmental platform on which a community can build its future. It is, in short, life.

Support Water for South Sudan through the HGHRP. Send your gift to the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights project at MCC, Attn: Sharon Scurlock, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, N.Y., 14623 or give online.

Donations are also accepted at the Flynn Campus Center Information and Services Desk on MCC’s Brighton Campus. Photo of Sulva Dut at a pump