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Local businesses support this weekends’ worldwide fundraiser

Each fall, several local businesses come together to sponsor a very worthy cause, and your business can still register to participate.

Core event partners for the annual CSRA Walk for Water, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2 starting at 9 AM at SRP Park include Chick-fil-A, Summer House Realty, Be Still Displays, The Family Y and the Augusta GreenJackets. Many local businesses are also sponsoring the event, such as Stone Roastery, Alison South Marketing Group, and Pelican’s Snoballs. The walk raises funds to support Water Mission, a Christian nonprofit that designs and builds clean water systems for more than 4 million people in 55 countries. Many churches and businesses form teams of people who carry buckets of water to symbolize the daily walk many around the world take to find clean water. In 2019, the CSRA Walk for Water raised $71,750. (see above photo)

James Schaffer is owner of Summer House Realty in Augusta and has partnered with “Walk for Water” for more than five years.

“Summer House is proud to partner with Walk for Water, and with Water Missions International. We’ve been blessed to support Water Missions for more than five years now, donating a portion of our agent’s commissions and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide safe and clean water globally. Walk for Water is so special because it gives people here in Augusta a firsthand look at the quality of water that some third world countries are drinking from and washing in, and the systems it takes to make it clean and safe, something that we often take for granted in our day-to-day lives”, said James Schaffer, owner of Summer House Realty on Washington Road in Augusta and another location in Florida.


For those who don’t feel comfortable participating in person, there’s also a virtual option.

The cost is $25 for each adult and $10 for youths 5-17 years old. Children 4 and under, participate for free. For more information or to register, visit

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