Birmingham event raises $600,000 to help provide clean water worldwide
The generosity of Alabamians showed in a major way this past weekend.
On Saturday, Birmingham’s Railroad Park hosted the 10th annual Workout for Water event, as a host of athletes came together to experience a challenging workout while also raising a lot of money for a good cause.
Workout for Water is a fundraising event run by Neverthrist, a Birmingham-based Christian nonprofit organization that works to provide clean water to impoverished places around the globe.
This year’s Railroad Park event, in which people donated and/or secured pledges of money in order to participate in the workout, saw Neverthirst again partner with Iron Tribe Fitness, another tremendous Birmingham-based success story.
Ultimately, the event raised over $610,000; the participants raised $313,263, $300,000 of which was matched by Neverthirst.
The annual event also helps raise awareness of water security issues.
Iron Tribe Fitness CEO Forrest Walden told WBRC, “Essentially we just come and workout and recognize there are people all over the whole world that have to walk hours, literally everyday just for water, so we will replicate some of that in our workout.”
Since Workout for Water began, the event now has reportedly raised $4.4 million in total.
Neverthirst was named one of the top ten best nonprofits in 2018 by ROI Ministry for helping the most people in the world per dollar of giving.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn