The White River Marathon for Kenya has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the village of Katito, Kenya, providing potable water wells, clothing and a host of other necessities working in conjunction with World Vision. The first 14 years of WRM donations went to the WASH (Water And Sanitation Hygiene) program. Since we have helped to complete those projects we have elected to funnel our funds to mother and child services, still to the village of Katito.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. Working in nearly 100 countries around the world, they serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
Often WRM is asked, "what percentage of the registration fee goes to World Vision?" There are many variables which dictate the race's donation to World Vision, but we offer the following, outlining our annual donations:
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