WARSAW — Water For Good is a charity built around the purpose of helping those without easy access to clean water. The charity builds wells and offers training so those wells can be maintained by the people whom they’re built to help. This charity already has major support in the community through a bracelet shop called MudLOVE, however, few people seem to be aware of the charity, according to high school junior David Homme. Homme intends to change that.
“I’m trying to raise as much awareness for the charity as possible,” Homme said. He’s already got a start on it, having made a commercial to play on Tiger News, a school news show that plays at Warsaw Community High School. You can view the commercial here. A Boy Scout since the age of 8, Homme has spent a while considering a project that could provide real help to the community. This project, often called an Eagle Scout Project, is something that all Life Scout’s must do in order to attain the final rank of Eagle Scout.
“You need to really care about the project, otherwise you won’t have the motivation to actually do it,” Homme said. He went on a mission trip to Haiti and one of the things that made a big impression on him was the lack of clean water.
“When we took showers we had to be careful not to let it get in our mouths … We had to wet our toothbrushes with bottled water,” Homme continued. This experience showed him how vital charities like Water For Good are.
This First Friday, at 5 p.m., June 3, Homme is holding a booth and some activities in order to help raise awareness for the charity. Participants will be given five gallon jugs of water and will walk laps around the Kosciusko County Administration building until they’ve managed to walk a full mile. If they succeed, their names will be entered in a raffle to win prizes.
“The average African family has to walk a mile to get access to water, and they drink, an average of five gallons a day,” Homme said, describing the reasoning behind the activity.
The booth and activity will be running through the whole of First Friday. For more information, contact David Homme at [email protected]