HPU students raise money for Charity: Water
BROWNWOOD – March 5, 2012 – Howard Payne University students raised more than $1,800 through recent campus events for Charity: Water, an organization dedicated to providing clean drinking water for people in developing nations.
HPU art students, faculty and alumni sold original paintings, jewelry, baskets and other pieces of art during Art for Water on Thursday, Feb. 23. The following Friday, 15 students gathered for Water Walk, in which they pledged $5 each for the opportunity to walk one mile with an empty water jug and walk a mile back to campus with a jug filled with clean water.
“What an amazing effort on the part of our students to raise money for those in need,” said Keith Platte, HPU’s Baptist Student Ministry director.
Above: Cindy Kimery was one of many customers to peruse original artwork by HPU students, faculty and alumni at the Art for Water event.
Right: Students gather before HPU’s Water Walk, designed to raise awareness of the extreme need for clean water in developing nations.