By: Daniel Garcia, 42Fifty Staff Writer
A new club at OHS was created by three students called the “WE Club”. A club about how you can help people get access to clean water. The three girls founded the club after school trip to Ecuador that they had been to. In Ecuador, the girls did their community service portion with the WE organization. In addition to doing their community service portion, they wanted to do more back home.
I talked to Angel Schlotterback, one of the founders of the WE club who attended the Ecuadorian school trip. “We talked with the leaders there and that’s how we found out we could start a local chapter, so we did!”.
The “big project” that they are working on is the “We Walk For Water” 5K. The 5K aims to raise awareness and money to give people access to clean water in developing countries. The club says that it’s a great way for students to earn community service hours. The club says if you do not want to walk but you still want to help the organization, the club is also accepting donations. As of 12 p.m. April 19th, the club has exceeded their goal of $1,000 by $285.
<Donation link: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/oswego-walks-for-water>
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