9-year-old KC Metro girl sets fundraising record for clean water effort

May 16, 2018 - 6:15 am
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A 9-year-old KC Metro girl is foregoing any birthday or Christmas presents to help provide clean drinking water to people in developing countries. 

The average distance many young girls in the Third World must walk to get potable water is 3.7 miles, the same distance Addyson Moffitt is running in the World Vision Global 6K.

Last year, Addyson was the youngest person in World Vision history to raise more than $10,000. 

Addyson's father, Bryan Moffitt, said he helped his daughter carry jerrycans full of water to raise the funds.

"We walked 3.7 miles each night, that was the plan," Bryan said. "We ended up walking for two nights, and throughout the neighborhood, $20 donation, we'd pour out 16 ounces of water to represent the burden is off my shoulders, and we raised over $1,000 in 24 hours."

Thanks for a great session today @soledadobrien! Lucas & Noah’s story was incredible. Here’s a story of another world changer at the age of 9! https://t.co/0t7osSwUvw

— Bryan Moffitt (@BryanMoffitt55) April 26, 2018

"Just thinking, all those kids, what they have to do, maybe it's just thinking, look at all things things that we have that they don't have, and that keeps pushing me," Addyson said.

 

The 6K run is at Liberty Memorial Park Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Organizers say each $50 registration provides clean water to one person for life.

People can help support Addyson's effort here.

 

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