Andrew Keating, Director of Communications, 406.657.1104 

World Water Day 2016 – Walk for Water

BILLINGS, March 16, 2016 – Local non-profit organization, Hope 2 One Life, Inc., will host the 9th Annual "Walk for Water" at Rocky Mountain College Bair Student Center on April 2, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.  

World Water Day is an international day of observance and opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others, and take action to make a difference. Since the United Nations designation in 1992, World Water Day is celebrated all over the world by tens of thousands of individuals and organizations. This is the only event of its kind in Montana, which is held in partnership with the Rocky Mountain College Student Environmental Club and The Institute for Peace Studies. “Water and Jobs” is this year’s theme and highlights how both water and jobs have power to transform people’s lives: Water is central to human survival, the environment, and the economy, and decent work can provide income and pave the way for broader social and economic advancements. Nearly all jobs are related to water and those that ensure safe delivery. www.worldwaterday.org

The “Walk for Water”:  1.5 mile interactive walk with demonstrations such as the Yellowstone River Stream, Bio Sand Water filters, Handwashing and Sanitation, Drip Irrigation and more. Water is Health, Nature, Industry, Energy, Food, Equality, Urbanization/Sustainable Development. Water is Work, Art, and Change. Collect the fact cards and play the game.  Fun for the whole family and it is FREE! Following the walk, a multi-media forum will take place, as well as an opportunity to view a documentary and purchase international crafts for various vendors including: Global Village, Family Empowerment Uganda, The Akola Project. Enjoy Starbucks Coffee, Great American Bagels, and Lucky's Market Fruit. T-shirts from Mosaic Threads for sale - $10. Volunteers are needed and will receive a free T shirt.

The major sponsors who have made this free awareness community event possible include St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation, Spence Accounts, Energy Laboratories, HydroSolutions.

Missions:  Local non profit organizations showcase their water works, raise awareness and fundraise:

Community Foundation for Development, Hope 2 One Life, Inc. - Uganda
   Amani for Africa USA Foundation, Amani Development Organization - Tanzania
   New Hope International Hospital - Tanzania
   Tender Mercies Foundation, AIDSpirit USA - Uganda
   RMC Environmental Club - Billings, MT

About Hope 2 One Life

“Hope 2 One Life is empowering widows, orphans and families in Uganda with the goal toward community restoration from war and poverty, self-independence and sustainability, while valuing each life with dignity and all persons as children of God.” Our mission is to provide clean water, health care and educational resources for impoverished people.  For more information, or to make a donation, please visit http://hope2onelife.org/ or visit them on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/hope2onelife.

To learn more about World Water Day and the Walk for Water, please contact
Nadine Hart Chair/President Hope 2 One Life, Inc - Billings World Water Day Organizer at 406.861.3166 or nadine.hart@gmail.com.