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Father, daughter travel the Susquehanna River by paddle board to raise funds for clean water

Their trip ended in Havre de Grace
Posted at 3:15 AM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 09:11:07-04

For the past month, Peter Savard, his daughter Ainsley and six others have been using paddle boards to travel down the Susquehanna River.

They have been documenting their 444 mile trip, from Cooperstown, NY to Havre de Grace, to help raise awareness about unsafe water.

“Throughout the trip, we’ve carried the same water equipment used to establish clean water projects in developing countries through all sorts of inclement weather to showcase its mobility and durability in remote locations,” said Savard, who is the founder of Global Water Consortium.

According to Global Water Consortium, more than 4,200 children die each day in India and Kenya combined because of unsafe water. In 30 days, about 126,540 children will die in those two countries because of lack of access to clean water.

Savard and Ainsley set out on a 30-day journey on June 20 and hope to raise $126,540 to represent each child who dies in that timeframe in India and Kenya from dirty water.

Global Water Consortium will use the funds to help people in the neediest areas of the world have clean drinking water.

To make a donation to the #SUP4WATER fundraiser, click here.