Atheletes bring change across the globe
Published 3:00 am Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Almost 70 athletes competed in WOD for Water Saturday, raising more that $83,000 for NeverThirst.
NeverThirst is a Christian organization with the mission of providing clean living water in areas such as India, Cambodia and more.
Jason Jones with WOD for Water said that the money raised will be able to do much to provide water.
“We will be able to fund 17 wells in India, two wells in Cambodia, two wells in South Sudan, four rain water tanks in Cambodia and several filters in South Sudan,” Jones said.
Jones said many people ask him how many people will benefit, but he said that it is impossible to count those numbers.
“The number is exponential,” Jones said. “Generations will be changed, and most importantly they will hear the Gospel for the first time.”
Jones said good weather helped the event, and the WOD for Water team is already working toward next year’s $100,000 goal.
“It starts now,” Jones said.
Anyone can make a donation, or get someone from the WOD for Water team to speak at an event or to a group. Anyone can contact Jones for more information. Donations are accepted year round.
“I want to thank everyone who participated,” Jones said. “Whether they volunteered or their business donated.”
For more information about this event and future WOD for Water events, visit www.wodforwatertroy.com.