You may have noticed we didn’t have a blog post up Tuesday, but that’s because we were too busy walking. Here at Filters Fast we realize how much we take something as simple as water for granted. Water is so abundant we use it to wash our hands, shower, clean our cars and pets, and even make our lawn greener. But we hardly ever think about how something that’s such a natural part of our lives could be considered scarce in some areas.
That’s why we decided to start our charity, Work and Walk for Water. There are some people in the world who don’t have access to clean water and we want to do something to make sure that’s not a permanent situation for them. You may be asking yourself, how can a small but dynamic company like Filters Fast make a difference? By walking, of course.
Our employee, Dee Ray, is taking a virtual walk to Sendai, Japan, an area hit hard by the recent tsunami and earthquake that is struggling to maintain access to clean drinking water, using the TrekDesk as her path. Dee will spend almost all of her workday walking on a treadmill rather than sitting idly at a desk. The treadmill will log her progress toward her 6,737 mile goal. Each single step brings us closer to helping bring clean water to those parts of the globe that need it. Along the way, Dee will make a few virtual stops at various schools to talk about water issues. Want Dee to visit your school or university? Drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage all those interested to get involved. Whether you’re part of a charity organization that wants to team up with us, a school that wants to hold a fundraising event, a business that would like to make a corporate donation, or even an individual who wants to donate by sponsoring a mile, there are many options available.
So tighten up your laces and help us reach the finish line.