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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Row for Water -- Arrival expected March 14

Many of our church school students were inspired by the story, told by James Hayes-Bohanan in early February, of Katie Spotz and her "Row for Water" project.

Katie is a young woman from Cleveland who learned about the lack of safe drinking water for many people in the world, and decided to do something rather unusual to help. In early January, she set out on a voyage from Dakar, Senegal, rowing a boat across the Atlantic Ocean, to raise awareness and money. Her goal is to provide  a lifetime of safe water for 2,000 people.

On her blog -- -- Katie provides daily updates, maps, information about fresh water, and instructions for donating to the cause. As of this writing -- Saturday night, March 13 -- it appears that Katie will make landfall on Sunday, March 14. Let's wish her well as she overcomes some final challenges, and returns to dry land!

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