Thursday, July 1, 2010

Preparation for the 2010 Walk begins

The annual Greater Lexington CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk will be SUNDAY, SEPT. 26th. We will gather at 3:00 PM at Second Presbyterian Church with a 'new' 3 mile Walk route beginning at 3:20. We have an unique 'send-off' planned :) Everyone will definitely hear THE call to begin
      'Ending Hunger One Step at a Time'
... the theme for this year's Walk.

Just a few examples of how the steps we take in the CROP Hunger Walk lead to real, lasting change: 25% of the funds we collect are given to GOD'S PANTRY. The 2009 grant of $4,131 will help support their many food banks in central and eastern Ky.

The CROP Hunger Walk is a fundraiser for Church World Service. At least 50 local congregations are members of CWS so we have the potential to significantly expand this mission to further impact the lives of those in need locally and around the world. This year we would love to have more community service groups, school organizations, business associations to join us.

This past year the gifts we donated to CWS assisted with providing immediate emergency needs after the severe flooding in the Southeast and after the devastating earthquake in Indonesia. They were among the very first responders to care for our sisters and brothers when Katrina ravaged the Gulf a few years ago. Visit for more info about their ministries.

Anyone interested to participate as a recruiter for their church or organization, please notify me per e-mail. The Recruiter's Rally where everyone will receive all needed materials and share tips for inspiring Walkers and Donors will be THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 7:00-8:30 PM at Second Presbyterian Church, E. Main St., Lexington.

My committee and I are working diligently to make this year's Walk the BEST YET! With all of us putting our faith in action, we can make it happen! We do make a difference in the lives of so many people!

See you Aug. 12th at your Recruiter's Rally.

Blessings, Peace and Joy,

Judy Ellis, coordinator Greater Lex. CROP Hunger Walk

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