Lanham Christian students cancel out sodas to raise money for well in India
Students take on two-week challenge, donate toward $1,000 goal
No soda, no juice, no milk and no sports drinks — for two weeks.
About 100 middle and high school students at Lanham Christian School are being challenged to drink only plain water from Monday until March 2 as they raise money to build a well in northern India, an area where clean water is a scarcity.
SGA members introduced the campaign Feb. 15, calling on classmates to donate the money they save by not purchasing sodas or other drinks, which will be replaced by bottled water in the school’s cafeteria and at the snack shop during the two-week effort, said Victoria Walton, the student body president. Proceeds from the sale of bottled water, at 50 cents per bottle, will go to the well effort.
Victoria, a senior from Bowie, said a mission trip to Nepal last year through the Garden Valley, Texas-based Teen Mania’s Global Expeditions inspired her to help bring clean water to those in third-world countries, where she saw people drinking and bathing in brown water.