Tuesday, August 23, 2011

23rd Annual Walk - Plans for Sept. 25, 2011

The 23rd annual Greater Lexington CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk launched the 2011 mission with a very successful Recruiter's Rally August 16th. To date, we have 24 area interfaith churches committed and we are hopeful that 6 more will 'come on board' within the next 2 weeks, to help with "Ending Hunger One Step at a Time."

Registration will begin 3:00 PM, SUNDAY, SEPT. 25th at 2nd Presbyterian Church and the 3 mile experiential Walk (once again, this year 2nd's bus will drive the route for those physically unable to walk) will commence at 3:30 PM.

New and repeat 'happenings' this year are:
  1. Revised 3 mile route includes the East End area of Lex.

  2. All Walkers are asked to bring one can of non-perishable food for God's Pantry. Protein items are needed, eg. peanut butter, tuna, chicken, etc. 25% all funds raised are donated to God's Pantry. 75% to Church World Service to help eradicate worldwide hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice. Our final 2010 donation was $21,594....the best ever!! Please read more about CWS at www.churchworldservice.org. The Walk is just one of their many programs.

  3. We are 'GREENING' the walk this year by refilling personal water containers from gallon jugs at the water stop. PLEASE bring your own bottle.

  4. A designated area in the parking lot will be available for group pictures.

  5. T-shirts will be available for $10.00 and $12.00 Walk Day.

  6. There will be a responsive CROP Hunger Walk Litany before we take the 'First Step.'
Our local mission is to bring ALL people together around the common concern that hunger and poverty are MORAL ISSUES. For us material abundance and safety come with the responsibility toward those who are the most vulnerable. It is alarming to read the staggering stats re: worldwide and LOCAL hunger issues!! Do take 10 minutes to also access http://godspantry.org/press-room/hunger-reports and read the 2010 Hunger Report.

It is not too late to join your neighbors as we walk together to take a stand against hunger. To find out how to get your church, organization, club, school involved or how to 'just sign-up yourself', PLEASE contact me!!

You can even participate TODAY by going on-line to donate at www.cropwalkonline.org

"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of the missing drop."
-- Mother Teresa
Judy Ellis, Coordinator Greater Lex. CROP Hunger Walk
299-4529 or cell 859 699 9454

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