Peace Award Goes to African Water Project

SECULAR FRANCISCAN FROM WAUSAU, WI HONORED
Franciscan Peace Award Goes to African Water Project Leader Don Ryder, a Secular Franciscan who spearheaded a life-saving water project during a drought in Africa, received the National Peace Award from the U.S. Secular Franciscan Order during its annual chapter held Oct. 20-25 in Albuquerque, NM. Ryder, who is director of organizational development and safety for the city of Wausau, WI, co-leads the water project with Romey Wagner, also of Wausau. They raise funds and coordinate the digging of wells to provide clean, fresh water for Maasai tribes in Kenya.

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