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Northwoods organizations started their weekend walking for waterSubmitted: 08/04/2018
Mazie Vincent
Mazie Vincent
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Northwoods organizations started their weekend walking for water
NORTHWOODS - Many people in the world do not have access to clean water, even right here in the United States.

Several residents in Flint Michigan are still without safe water to drink because of the levels of lead.

Northwoods organizations spent Saturday morning walking to raise money and awareness for the issue.

"In the Northwoods we have such an abundance of fresh clean water but that's not the case in the word and even in rural America," said Pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Andrea Fluegel. 

Members of the Eagle River Church started their weekend walking for a purpose.


Churches in Flint, Michigan are still having to give out bottled water and filters to people in their community.

"Clean water is something we take for granted and they don't have," said walker Kate Remme.

And church communities in the Northwoods want to help out.

"We are taught since childhood to be compassionate and caring, but that doesn't just mean for our friends and families that just means for strangers and people we don't even know," Fuegel said.

People walked for miles trying to raise money and awareness for the issue.

"It's great that our community is a part of that bigger project and that we can do this locally right here," said walker Jamie Remme.

100 percent of the proceeds will be sent to the Salem Lutheran Church in Flint, Michigan to help with clean water distribution.

"The small things we do and think are insignificant, they make a difference," said walker Deb Stolze. "So if everyone contributes a little bit, hopefully we can change the world."

Fluegel believes a simple act of kindness can affect millions

"That's the best part, we get to help people we don't even know," Fluegel said.

Eagle River isn't the only Community that walked for water.

People right here in Rhinelander did too.

Lutheran churches in the area hold their very own walk in their town to try and boost awareness.

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