ActiveWater Project Helps Villages in Africa

by Kaitlyn Coughlin, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University students raised over $3,900 with an ActiveWater relay event on its campus Oct. 31, 2012. The money raised during the event will provide clean drinking water for villages in Zambia.

Elle Lintemuth, a junior nursing major, started volunteering with ActiveWater a year and a half ago and decided to start a project on campus in August 2012. “The goal is to raise money and awareness for the water crisis in Zambia and through that  to reach people for Christ,” Lintemuth said. “It’s also a chance for the campus to get involved if they feel called to help in this area.”

Lintemuth hopes to start an official CU ActiveWater organization on campus in spring 2013 so students can continue to partner with ActiveWater. “It’s important for us to realize that providing clean water for these people changes their futures drastically, and this project also provides us with an opportunity for sharing Christ’s love,” Lintemuth said.

Quinn Brandt, a sophomore accounting major, served on the CU ActiveWater team and said that he was excited to see how students were genuinely excited about the impact this event would make. “It’s really neat how God can take a few students from Ohio and use their talents to make a real-life difference in someone else’s in Zambia,” Brandt said.

ActiveWater is based in Portage, Michigan, and its goal is to raise awareness about the lack of safe drinking water around the world and to provide resources to combat this issue. The organization does this through athletic events hosted by individuals all around the world. Visit the ActiveWater website to learn more about the CU ActiveWater project.  

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