Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hikers Raising Funds for Clean Water

The Chillicothe (OH) Gazette ran an article titled "Couple attempts to raise clean-water awareness" on 21 January 2010. The article, by staff writer Ashley Phillips, that starts:
A former southern Ohio couple with ties to Chillicothe is preparing to part with many of their possessions and take a 2,200-mile journey on foot to raise awareness of natural resources problems in other parts of the world.

Justin Meeker, of Lucasville, and his wife, Jessica, will be departing their home in Lexington in April.
They're actually selling their home and most of their possessions in order to attempt their money-raising thru-hike.

These self-described "outdoors people" who "love to go camping" hope to raise $10,000 to help two communities in developing countries provide safe drinking water to their citizens.

1 comment:

justin said...

Just came across your blog as I was searching AT posts...Just wanted to let you know if you have any direct questions about our hike, feel free to visit the site and shoot us an email :) Unfortunately, the article in the gazette didn't really capture the full picture of our hike and chose to use some of the less-important quotes from the interview...