Most people carrying water jugs: Friends of World Vision sets world record
TORONTO, Canada -- Friends of World Vision, a dedicated group of volunteers, organized and event to draw attention to the fact that thousands of women and girls in many countries must walk miles each day to fetch water; 82 Canadians showed up to set the new record for the most number of people carrying water jugs on their heads.
The Guinness world record for the Most people treading water (single location) was set by 308 people who tread water simultaneously in a hole in the ice at lake Kuusijärvi, Vantaa, Finland.
Guinness World Records also recognized the Largest collection of bottled water labels: Lorenzo Pescini of Florence, Italy has a collection of 8,650 different bottled water labels from 185 different countries of 1,683 different springs.
They did this to draw attention to the fact that thousands of women and girls in many countries must walk miles each day to fetch water.
Frequently this water is contaminated, causing waterborne disease.
The World Vision child sponsorship program provides help to children and communities faced with issues such as these.
The volunteers, many of whom sponsor children through World Vision, encourage others to become more aware of the issues, and to sponsor a child.
This event kicks off the World Vision Campaign for Children, running through the end of June, which seeks to find sponsors for 5,000 children around the world.
World Vision is a leading Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.