Peddling for clean water
Peddling for clean water.
Cyclists peddled hard through Kelowna yesterday, as they raised money for clean water in Somalia.
President and CEO of the nonprofit Sarah Fillier was making her way up the Coquihalla, just outside of Merritt when she spoke to the Capital News.
“It’s been a pretty big morning,” she said.
Everyone was in tip-top shape for the ride, with two iron man athletes joining for the cause.
“That just blew his mind… so he put together the very first cycling event and raised enough money for a water project,” said Fillier.
After Weber and his parents moved, Fillier and her significant other David Custer took on the event.
The goal is to raise $15,000, which would have an impact on 10 villages, or approximately 28,000 people, said Fillier.
Normally we fund one water project a year, but this year we’re doing our third,” said Fillier.
The nonprofit also hosts four events per year with the community ride in Calgary growing three times its initial size.