(FOX 29) - Philadelphia Eagles Chris Long, Jason Kelce, Haloti Ngata and former Eagle Beau Allen are among NFL players who successfully climbed climb Mount Kilimanjaro in an effort to raise awareness about the clean water crisis in Tanzania
The quest is tied to the Conquering Kili program, which defensive end Long developed alongside former Seattle Seahawk and active-duty Green Beret Nate Boyer as part of the Waterboys initiative.
The program gives combat veterans a new mission that serves people in need, as funds raised from the mission will go toward building wells for communities in East Africa.
"Just got down from the mountain and the guys did great," Long tweeted Monday morning. "#ConqueringKili2019 is in the books. Great trip for @WaterboysORG ... and yes.. @Beau_Allen did great!!"
Blake Watson, a Marine combat veteran who lost his leg on his first deployment in Iraq, made the first climb in February 2016 with Boyer.
To date, more than $275,000 has been raised to construct wells in Tanzania, according to the Chris Long Foundation.
Earlier this year, Long was named the 2018 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his philanthropic efforts.