The Innovation Network (TIN) of Brookdale Community College participated in a 6K Walk for Water. The group raised $1,000, for World Vision International which will help bring clean water to the most vulnerable communities worldwide. The group chose to walk the 6K near the college campus and outlined the route ahead of time. Club members and advisors were in good spirits after completing the event late Saturday afternoon.

“I had to do an assignment for my journalism class,” said Jeanette Falotico, a journalism major at Brookdale Community College. “I needed to write an article that would raise awareness of a global issue, and I have always been intrigued by global assess to water. Aside from availability, I never considered what women could be doing if they were not making the daily trek to gather water to cook, clean, and wash. I also never considered the difficulty in carrying 70 pounds of water from miles away river while pregnant. So, it is not just the global scarcity of something we may take for granted, but also how access to water can raise a community.”

Michael Turner during Walk for Water Yellow headband, orange shirt with water jug on it. Sporting a goatee
Michael Turner, a student at Brookdale Community College participating remotely in the Walk for Water, sponsored by TIN

Worldwide, more than 19,800 participants walked or ran and helped provide over 43,800 people with life-changing access to clean water. World Vision’s sponsor works with communities in desperate need to help provide clean water, nutritious food, education, medical care, and economic opportunity.

World Vision is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life.

The Innovation Network at Brookdale is a fun way for students to act locally to make an impact globally. For more information about TIN, contact

Featured Photo: Group photo in the Wellness Garden, as they get ready to begin the Walk for Water.
Article written by student Isabel Shaw for environmental blog “Environmentality, Think Globally, Act Locally.”