Water technology company Grundfos is hosting the Grundfos Virtual Walk for Water on Sept. 26 and 27, 2020, the 10th annual walk in support of the fight against the global water crisis.

In a release, the company says the event raised money for Water Mission, a non-profit engineering organization that designs, builds and implements sustainable safe water solutions around the world. Participants walk 3.5 miles (5.6 km), the average distance that millions of women and children make each day to retrieve water that is often contaminated.

“Imagine going through this pandemic with no clean water,” says Dieter Sauer, Grundfos regional managing director for the Americas. “We wash our hands without thinking. What happens when there’s no soap and the water is filled with bacteria that causes waterborne diseases? This is the reality for billions of people around the world. We’re partnering with Water Mission to help solve these water and climate challenges.”

The walk takes place virtually this year due to public health concerns during the Covid-19 pandemic, and will be open for everyone in the world to participate. Grundfos and Water Mission are encouraging participants to follow their government’s health and safety guidelines. Registration is free. The fundraiser’s goal is $140,000 in donations.

The Grundfos Virtual Walk for Water Kick-Off will be broadcast Sept. 25, 2020, on LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

“Grundfos is a leader in our global effort to end the global water crisis,” said Water Mission CEO, George C. Greene IV, PE. “The annual Grundfos Walk for Water plays a critical role in helping us to expand our safe water and sanitation solutions to thousands of people around the world.”

Since 2007, more than 1.8 million people around the world have received safe water as a result of the Water Mission and Grundfos partnership. Grundfos Walk for Water funds have directly funded and served communities in Haiti, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania.

For more information about the Grundfos Virtual Walk for Water, visit events.watermission.org/GrundfosWalk20.

Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that uses innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than five million people in 56 countries. Charity Navigator has awarded Water Mission its top four-star rating 13 years in a row, a distinction shared by less than one percent of the charities rated by the organization. To learn more, visit watermission.org.

Grundfos is a manufacturer of pump solutions and water technology, including pumps, standard and submersible motors, and electronics for monitoring and controlling pumps. Since its inception in 1945, the company has grown from one factory in Denmark to a global corporation comprising more than 80 companies and over 18,800 employees. For more information, visit www.grundfos.us.