Walking for clean water

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This sounds like a good idea.
A preacher’s kid from Hollywood, Jordan Wagner, son of the head pastor of Oasis Church on Wilshire in L.A., is hawking Generosity Water to fund water wells in Africa.

At a church service Sunday at New Beginnings Family Church in Monrovia, the energetic Wagner spoke of how he wanted to help people in Africa by providing them clean water. Generosity Water was born.

People can buy a bottle for $2 or a case for $48. The proceeds go toward building water wells — providing clean water — in Ethiopia and Kenya. Today, 1.1 billion people in sub-Saharan Africa don’t have access to clean water. Water-born illnesses are a major factor in premature deaths, including the deaths of children.

As Wagner told the congregation, it makes little sense to go to Africa and build hospitals if the main problem remains. People are getting sick from drinking contaminated water. It’s better to address the source.

Locally, New Beginnings Pastor Rob Spina will be “water walking” 100 miles starting Wednesday from the church at Live Oak Avenue and Peck Road. People can sponsor his walk, follow him on twitter at twitter.com/waterwalking or by calling (626) 327-2330 and asking for his location. Don’t want to walk too far? You can join Spina on his last three miles down Myrtle Avenue from Foothill Boulevard on Saturday around 11 a.m.

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I love journalism. I've been working in journalism for 32 years. I love communicating and now, that includes writing about environment, transportation and the foothill/Puente Hills communities of Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Walnut and Diamond Bar. I write a couple of columns, one on fridays in Opinion and the other, The Green Way, in the main news section. Send me ideas for stories. Or comments. I was opinion page editor for 12 years so I enjoy a good opinion now and then.

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