Nearly 175 Grundfos employees joined family, friends and corporate partners at the company’s annual Walk for Water events held in Kansas City, Mo., and Aurora, Ill. The walks raise awareness about the global water crisis and raise funds for safe, sustainable water solutions in developing countries.

At the midpoint of the 3.5-mile walk, participants filled 3-gal., buckets with water, simulating the burden of life in a developing nation. Since 2012, Grundfos has raised more than $200,000 for Water Missions International and has provided thousands of people with daily access to safe water In Haiti and Uganda.