By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader
Josephine Hamb Robinson, partner coordinator with World Vision US Program Chicago, a Christian humanitarian organization that partners with churches in Chicago to give gifts-in-kind products, is on a mission—one that will bring clean water to Africa and other poor countries.
Her organization is holding a 6K walk and run around the nation including the Global 6K in Chicago on Montrose Beech to raise money for clean water.
The 9 a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018, 6K, 3.72 mile walk, is being held at 600 W. Montrose, to raise money for clean water “and fullness of life to children in communities around the world,” according to Robinson. Their cause is a humanitarian one.
“Each registration fee ($50) provides lasting clean water to a child,” Robinson said. “The reason why it is a 6K is because that is the average amount of time that women and children have to walk to get a source of water in Africa and other places.
“We raise money to build clean water so that people won’t have to walk so far. We are committed to improving child well-being and dealing with the issue of poverty around the world. We also provide resources for children and families in the U.S. as well,” said Robinson.
According to World Vision, one in five children in the U.S., lives in poverty. Based on their research, “impoverished children and youth are more likely to underachieve in school and experience health and behavioral problems. Unmet basic needs cause a sense of hopelessness.”
World vision provides school supplies, hygiene items, cleaning products, building materials and food kits to low-income children and families. World Vision also gives aid to communities that are hit by both “natural and quiet disasters like poverty, chronic hunger and homelessness. We focus on communities with the fewest resources, helping them meet immediate and long-term needs,” she said.