Walk for Water with us this Saturday in Maryland!

There's still time to register!  
$10/person online,  $15/person onsite.

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Dear Friend,

If you are in the DC area this weekend, we invite you and your family to join Amman Imman on Saturday for A Walk for Water, our annual walk in the woods around Lake Frank in Derwood, MD in support of the people of the Azawak of Niger, West Africa. The weather promises to be beautiful and sunny on that day! It looks like we will have about 100 people walking with us. 

We are especially excited about the new Friendship Exchange we've added to connect students here to children there. We'll share drawings made by students at the school in Kijigari, where our borehole named the Montessori Well of Love operates. Students will make drawings and messages that we'll share with children in our Azawak borehole villages.  The Friendship Exchange will take place from 9 am - 10 am. Arrive early to participate!

We are also pleased to announce that Hadesh Merzoug, a Tuareg woman who grew up in the Azawak in Mali, will join A Walk for Water.  She'll be sharing her support for Amman Imman at the Rally.  You'll enjoy meeting her!  

Here are some practical details:
1. Registration is now $10/person, $15 to register at the event on May 12. If the fee is too high for your family, contact me; everyone is welcome to walk with us.  Each person who raises at least $50, the suggested minimum fundraising amount, will get a FREE event t-shirt. You can bring your collected donations to the event, or mail them to our office. Go to the Lake Frank Information Center for registration links, fundraising tools and event information.

2. Arrive early! Park at Lake Needwood (1 mile away); very limited parking at Lake Frank. The shuttle from the Lake Needwood parking lot to Lake Frank begins at 8:30 am.  When you arrive at Lake Frank, follow the signs to the grassy field for Check-in and Onsite Registration. The last shuttle to Lake Frank leaves Lake Needwood at 10 am. The return shuttle to Lake Needwood starts at noon and ends by 2 pm.

3. Directions 
From I-270:
Exit onto Montrose Road, Follow signs to Tower Oaks Blvd. Turn Left onto Tower Oaks. Turn Right onto Wootten Parkway. Cross Rockville Pike, and continue on 1st Street. Go straight onto MD 28 East/Norbeck Road. Turn Left on Avery Road, Drive almost 2 miles. After 1 mile, you will pass Lake Frank on the right. Turn Left at Lake Needwood. At end of entrance road,  follow the signs to the parking lot where you will meet the shuttle.

From Bethesda: 
Take Rockville Pike/MD 355 North. Turn Right on 1st Street, Stay straight to go onto MD 28 East/Norbeck Road. Turn Left on Avery Road. Drive almost 2 miles. After 1 mile, you will pass Lake Frank  on the right. Turn Left at Lake Needwood. At end of entrance road,  follow the signs to the parking lot where you will meet the shuttle.

From Silver Spring:
Take Georgia Avenue/MD 97 North, Turn Left onto MD-28/Norbeck Rd. Turn Right onto Muncaster Mill Rd/MD 115. Turn Left onto Avery Road. Turn Right at Lake Needwood. At end of entrance road, follow the signs to the parking lot to catch the shuttle.

4. Schedule for the day:
8:30 am Shuttle begins at Lake Needwood
8:45 am - 10:00 am Check-in and Onsite Registration on the grassy field
9:00 am - 10:00 am Friendship Exchange
10:00 am Rally on grassy field
10:30 am Walk for Water
12 noon Return shuttle to Lake Needwood begins, continues until 2 pm

5. Wear sturdy shoes, apply sun protection, and dress in appropriate clothing to protect yourself from ticks and poison ivy. Bring drinks and snacks. Please keep your pet on a leash.
We thank our sponsors, MOMs, Honest Tea, and Ize's Bagels for providing snacks and refreshment for you to enjoy!

If you have any questions, please contact me, debbie@ammanimman.org240-418-1143.

Let's Walk for Water!

Sincerely Yours, for the children,



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