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Local students and teachers walk for water

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The fundraiser was partnered with the Healing Hands International Organization. (Source: WAFF) The fundraiser was partnered with the Healing Hands International Organization. (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Some students and teachers took time out of their weekend to help others.

Sparkman High School hosted a Walk for Water. The event helps raise awareness and money to help build clean water wells around the world, like Haiti and Kenya. Participants in Saturday's event were asked to walk 4 miles around the track. The event was partnered with the Healing Hands International organization.

“What a lot of football players and students don't understand that some people have to walk 4 miles every day to get adequate drinking water, so that's what we're out here doing today,” said Sparkman High School Head Football Coach Chris Cagle. “For some people this is a normal day walking this far just to get water.”

It takes $4,800 to build a well. The hope to reach $5,000.

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