To James Leitner water is more than just hydrogen and oxygen. Water represents hours of long travel and the difference between life and death. The 24 year old is the founder of Mission Clean Water, a non-profit organization dedicated to help those without clean, accessible drinking water. Growing up in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Leitner had an “ah ha moment” his junior year of high school. He learned in class many people didn’t have easy access to clean water. With New Jersey being the Garden State, all that green was fed by a consistent abundance of water so why couldn’t everyone have access to this vital element? He started fundraising for several non-profits and in 2014 he traveled to Tanzania with the Philadelphia Serengeti Alliance to learn more about the well systems people maintained there. In September of 2017 this environmental science major started on a 143 day journey that would take him from New Jersey to San Francisco. He walked a marathon each day while pulling ten gallons of water behind him. The ten gallons represented the average amount of water a small family needs in Tanzania for daily needs. The distance coast to coast Leitner walked symbolized the total amount a person in Tanzania walks in one year just to get water. Even though his walk is completed, his journey is not over. James will travel to Kenya to personally visit The James Leitner Rainwater Collection System at Kaliini Secondary School. The collection system was donated by UPS’s “Delivered Wishes” campaign as a way to recognize James’ cause. Vitalyte electrolyte replacement formula is proud to support MissionCleanWater’s upcoming fundraiser on March 25th. They will be hosting a virtual run in honor of World Water Day to raise awareness about the need for clean water. For more information or participate please visit www.missioncleanwater.org
Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement Formula is Proud to Support MissionCleanWater
This entry was posted on February 14, 2018.