Water Walk Changes Lives, One Bottle of Water at a Time

Summers in Southern California can get hot, but for the people on Skid Row, the heat can be excruciatingly painful, and even life-threatening. That’s why we go out every time the temperature is 85 degrees or more to hand out bottles of cold water to our neighbors on Skid Row. It’s amazing what something as seemingly small as giving a bottle of water on a hot day can do to someone who feels alone, exhausted, and unloved.

To learn more, text WATERWALK to 27138 to subscribe to text message updates. You can also contact our volunteer department at 213-347-6300, ext. 1143 for more information if you would like to join us on a water walk. And be sure to check out our latest edition of The Mission  featuring Carlos – a man who was touched by the water walk and his since graduated from the URM Men’s Life Transformation Program!

4 thoughts on “Water Walk Changes Lives, One Bottle of Water at a Time

  1. Ruth Martinez on

    Iwant to thank all of you for deacating 8/26/10 for the water walk on behalf of my son Carlos Godoy. also i would like to do the water walk, let me know the days you do them.

    Thank all of you from the bottom of my heart

  2. Bless you, Ruth. We are so sorry for your loss and our loss. Carlos really made a strong impression here. We would be honored to have you join us. Any day that it is 85 degrees or hotter downtown we do the water walk at about 3 PM. If you e-mail me at abales@urm.org , I will will email you each time a couple of hours before we go! Much love, Andy B.

  3. Thomas Witt on

    The water walk,
    Ruth made a response thanking URM for the efforts.

    Andy Bales replied,”we are sorry for youor loss”
    Question, What happened to Carlos?

    I too would like to do the water walk sometime on a tueday or thursday. It is because of the love of Jesus that I am here today. I firmly believe that the Lord puts people in one’s walk to open the door to a new life.

    God Bless

  4. Margaret Perez on


    My brother Carlos went home to the Lord in his sleep. He did his work blessed his family and lived each day full of life.

    I want to thank the Mission and everyone who touched my brothers life and who’s life he touched.

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