Samburu Project’s Walk for Clean Water in Hermosa Beach
Samburu Project’s Walk for Clean Water in Hermosa Beach.
On April 30, the Samburu Project will hold its 8th Annual Walk for Water Pier to Pier Walk in Hermosa Beach.
These walks will be held other California locations such as Malibu and Woodside as well as in major metropolitan areas including Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Stamford, Conn., and London, England.
“Here in the South Bay as always it will be a special day for us.
Students are personally involved in fund-raising for the event.” Mira Costa High School students participate in the project through their Model U.N. class and their instructor Bob Timberlake, who is committed to the event.
“I come to the high school and explain the Walk for Water and the project itself.
We create shareable fundraising pages for the students participating in the Pier to Pier Walk, so they can send it to family and friends and get sponsors.” The Samburu Project has been working with Mira Costa students for six years, and the students represent an integral part of the fundraiser.
We have a tent set up with jerry cans like those that women use there to carry water.
Seeing them and being able to pick them up makes it easier for participants to relate to the experience of carrying cans that weigh 44 pounds when filled with water,” Swanson explains.
The walk, which starts at 8 a.m., both begins and ends at American Junkie, located at 68 Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach.