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Mar 22, 2014 8:34 PM by David Jay - Q2 News

Walk for Water helps those in need around the world

BILLINGS - Fresh water can change lives in impoverished countries and Saturday, people in Billings helped raise the awareness about the problems and solutions.

Even with snow and cold, the seventh annual Walk for Water drew a good group in support of the United Nation's World Water Day.

The walk started at Rocky Mountain College and featured stops with information about difficulties in getting water in places such as Uganda and Tanzania.

Some of the walkers have helped build wells and worked on other projects to provide fresh water in parts of those countries.

"It's just wonderful," said Tom Osborne, vice president of Hope 2 One, a group that works on water projects. "I mean you can't believe how grateful the folks are and how much it will help them get on with their lives. It will allow them to survive first of all and eventually to earn a better living and a better life for them and their families."

Groups in Billings have worked on water projects and orphanages in Uganda and Tanzania.

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