WFSS Founder Salva Dut featured speaker at

Westfield, NJ Fundraiser June 2

WFSS Founder Salva Dut will be the featured speaker at the fundraising event "Water: A Human Right," on Friday, June 2 from 7-8 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield, New Jersey.

The event is being organized by local Cranford High School students who have been raising money for Water for South Sudan with their Cougars Making a Difference project.

Dut will talk about his non-profit which has now drilled over 300 wells in South Sudan since 2005, and the life-changing impact of drilling wells for those who lack clean water. The students’ goal is to raise $5,000 to sponsor a well in South Sudan.

“We are so inspired by Salva, his journey as a ‘Lost Boy,’ and what he has been able to accomplish,” said student Nick Moore. “We hope the community of Westfield will come out to hear Salva and support his life-saving work.” The fundraiser is being organized by Moore and classmates Hunter Brogan and Jeremy Hunt.

WHO: Salva Dut, former ‘Lost Boy’, author, founder of Water for South Sudan

WHEN: Friday, June 2, 7-8 PM

WHERE: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 414 Broad Street in Westfield, NJ, 07090


There will be refreshments after Salva's presentation, and a book sale and signing of A Long Walk to Water the New York TImes best seller by Linda Sue Park which tells Salva's story as a "Lost Boy" of Sudan.

Details and information will be available soon on the WFSS Iron Giraffe Challenge page.