Run for Clarity Saraburi – leaving footprints for clean water

At the Wat Phra Phutthabat in Saraburi, Thailand, it is believed that Buddha was leaving a footprint when he was coming through the village. The temple that was first built in 1624 shows a beautifully encased indentation of the footprint.  Run for Clarity Saraburi DSC_6480Similarly, our associates and their families and friends had the intention  leaving a symbolic footprint when they gathered on 9 September 2018 for the Run for Clarity Saraburi 2018. More than 600 persons walked and ran a distance of six kilometers each to raise awareness of clean drinking water in rural areas in Thailand and elsewhere.  Run for Clarity Saraburi DSC_7621The total of 3,690 kilometers ran will be added to the grand total from all kilometers ran around the world. The Kohler associates are doing their best to accumulate 80, 150 kilometers or the double circumference of the Earth as a tribute to people who don’t have easy access to drinking water and must walk long distances to fetch it.  Run for Clarity Saraburi DSC_6548Once the overall goal is achieved, Kohler Company will donate Clarity Water filters that are simple and don’t even require electricity to some of these rural areas to help alleviate the hardship.  Run for Clarity Saraburi DSC_8190This stewardship activity was a great opportunity to bring the teams together and share the walk and run and some fun times afterward. In Saraburi, the participants were also generous and donated money to the Kaeng Khoi Hospital in the city of Saraburi.  Run for Clarity Saraburi DSC_6889With factories in the provincial city that is a mere 100 kilometers from Bangkok, Kohler Company contributes to the daily life. Frequent stewardship activities such as the recent ‘One Bathroom, One school’ or donations to the Kaeng Koi Wildlife Sanctuary add to the close-knit community.  Run for Clarity Saraburi DSC_6608The Clarity Water filters from the Run for Clarity 2018 will be able to help 40,000 people in disaster areas and rural areas around the world to access clean, drinking water. It is a focus of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to reduce the number of people who cannot get a glass of clean drinking water easily. Our associates the world over are more than happy to help achieve this mission.  Run for Clarity Saraburi IMG_3817


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