Shoreline man bicycles cross-country in Ride for Water

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Scott McConnell, far right, and his team at Anacortes
May 13 as they start their Ride for Water

On May 13 of this year a team of cyclists set out from Anacortes, bound for New York, in the second annual Ride for Water event, a cross-country bicycle charity ride to raise money and awareness for the global water crisis.

The problem: nearly 1 billion people do not have access to sanitary drinking water. Lack of access to clean water leads to disease and death.

Simple solutions, like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters can help provide clean water to communities that need it.

charity: water is a stellar non-profit working to create solutions to the water crisis. The funds brought in through Ride for Water will help charity: water build these solutions around the world.

June 30 - the team in New York
Scott McConnel is second from left

Scott McConnell, who graduated from Shorewood in 2010, rode a used bicycle that he purchased on Craig's List. He and his team are all graduates of Azusa Pacific University and Scott is a financial analyst in Seattle.

Donations can be made at the charity: water website.


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