Grundfos Walks to End the Global Water Crisis
Walk for Water Canada participants raised $25,000 for Water Mission, a non-profit engineering organization that provides safe water and sanitation solutions to victims of the global water crisis.
Giving back in a dedicated and meaningful way, on September 7th employees from Grundfos in Canada, along with members of the community, joined together at Erindale Park in Mississauga, Ont. to participate in Walk for Water Canada, a fundraising event for Water Mission, a non-profit engineering organization that provides safe water and sanitation solutions to victims of the global water crisis.
“Our longest-standing regional walk partner, Grundfos has been hosting these events for its employees since 2012,” said Michael Sosnowski, director of stewardship at Water Mission in a media release. “They started their walks in the midwestern United States and have branched out to the South and to Canada. This year, Denmark was added to the roster. Grundfos hopes to engage communities in Hungary, Serbia, Ghana and the Netherlands.”
With buckets in hand, Walk for Water Canada participants raised $25,000 for Water Mission and walked 6km in honour of the millions of adults and children in developing countries who make the trek every day to find and collect water. Each participant walked 3km with an empty bucket, then filled their bucket with water from the Credit River. After walking an additional 3km, each participant emptied their water-filled bucket in a pool.
To demonstrate how Water Mission brings sustainable clean water to 55 developing countries and disaster areas, water from the pool was fed through a Grundfos SQ pump to Water Mission’s Living Water Treatment System where the water was filtered.
“Walking for water is something people in many parts of the world must do in order to live, which we take for granted,” said Simon Feddema, president of Grundfos Canada. “Walk for Water is an awesome event that allows us to make a difference in people’s lives by partnering with Water Mission. It is inspiring to work for a company like Grundfos that strives to truly improve the quality of life for people in all regions of the world.”