Lindsey Mc Duffie and the members at CrossFit Hendersonville have determined that they want to do more than be in great physical shape, they want to make a difference. Lindsey, owner of Crossfit Hendersonville, recently shared with me their desire to provide a well. Since that initial meeting some weeks ago Lindsey and the members at CrossFit Hendersonville in two events have raised $2,750.00.
I stopped by their most recent event on Saturday (2/4/12) and was amazed at the level of commitment and dedication in their workouts. In the video you will see that part of the workout was carrying two 5 gallon Jerry cans filled with water. Each can weigh 40 lbs. Carrying these cans is intended to be a reminded that in Africa today women and girls as young as 7 or 8 years old will walk an average of 3.7 miles for 4 to 5 hours just to provide 5 gallons of water for their family. The time spent walking to get water accounts for 443 million days of school missed ever week.
The temperature for Saturday’s program was in the 50’s and it was pouring rain, but that did not deter or slow these guys and gals one little bit. What was the prize? Clean safe water for the people of Southern Chad in Central Africa.
We deeply appreciate the efforts of CrossFit Hendersonville and their desire to make a difference. One deep well will provide safe water for over 1500 people for years to come. These wells will also provide water for drip irrigation farming techniques that enable families to raise crops during the long 9 month dry season when there is no rain fall.
If you and/or your organization are interested in learning more about providing wells and bringing lasting change to a village, contact us at: Hope Springs International, 118 Wessington Place, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Look us up online: www.hopespringsint.com, or email us at email@example.com.