HOUSTON, Jan. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Living Water International announced today it has won the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Favorite Charity Contest, hosted by the Houston Marathon Committee, which includes a $51,000 award. In honor of Super Bowl LI, Chevron, a Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Founding Sponsor, upped the prize purse for the 2017 contest to $51,000. The prize money was awarded by representatives from the Houston Marathon Foundation, Chevron and the Super Bowl.
The prize is sponsored by Chevron, which partners with the Houston Marathon Foundation to celebrate and recognize the success of the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Program.
A leader within Houston's nonprofit community for more than 25 years, Living Water demonstrates the love of God by bringing desperately needed clean water to communities around the world. Since its inception, Living Water has completed nearly 18,000 safe water projects serving more than five million people as part of its ongoing commitment to provide water, for life, in Jesus' name.
"We are honored to be named this year's favorite charity of the Chevron Houston Marathon," said Zack Aspegren, Sr. Vice President for Development at Living Water International. "This designation validates the impact that Living Water has had on the Houston community, and the prize money will go a long way towards helping the more than 663 million people around the world who are affected by the water crisis."
About Living Water International
With over 25 years of experience as a faith-based 501(c)(3), Living Water International exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately-needed clean water through the implementation of participatory, community-based water, sanitation and hygiene solutions in over 20 developing countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. The organization has completed nearly 18,000 water projects as part of their ongoing commitment to provide water, for life, in Jesus' name. Living Water's end goal is to see holistic behavior change by supporting the local church and equipping local people to serve their own communities. For more information visit www.water.cc and engage on Twitter @livingwater or Facebook.com/LivingWaterInternational.
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