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Clay Chalkville students raise money to dig wells in Sudan

TRUSSVILLE, AL (WBRC) -

Students at Clay Chalkville High School are doing a variety of fundraisers in an effort to build a well for a village in Sudan through the Birmingham-based nonprofit organization Neverthirst. It costs $5,000 to build one well which provides clean water for up to 20,000 people in a village.

Tuesday, Trussville businessman Peter Rike spoke to students about the time he spent digging a well in Sudan. To raise money for the well, students are selling arm bands that say "Got Water? I helped!" and are participating in other fundraisers throughout the week.

Find out more about the need for clean water in areas including Sudan at www.neverthirstwater.org.

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