St. George's 12th CROP Hunger Walk
Sponsored by St. George Interfaith Council
Saturday, November 13th @ 10:00 am
Larkspur Park in Bloomington Hills
Corner of Fort Pierce Drive & Larkspur Road
by the LDS Chapel
CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local volunteers to raise funds to end hunger.
What is a CROP Hunger Walk?
Neighbors walking together to take a stand against hunger in our world. Different ages, faiths and backgrounds - together we raise awareness and funds for international relief and development,as well as local hunger-fighting. Some 2,000 communities across the country take part each year.
Why should I walk?
Hungry people in developing countries typically walk as many as six miles a day to get food, water and fuel, and to take their goods to market. We walk to be in solidarity with their struggle for existence. We walk because we want to end hunger - one step at a time.
Where does the money go?
In the last 20 years, CROP Hunger Walks have raised more than $294 million to help people struggling to feed their families - both around the world and around the corner. In fact, a portion of the funds raised by CROP Hunger Walks benefit our local community, supporting Solomon's Porch. In the 11 previous St. George CROP Walks, we've raised more than $70,000.
What makes CROP Hunger Walks different?
They are community-based and interfaith. They have an impact locally and globally. And Walk donors may designate their gifts to other approved international hunger-fighting agencies. No one else does that.
I can't walk in the CROP Hunger Walk. How else can I help?
If you can't walk in the CROP Hunger Walk, you can donate by sponsoring a walker or you can help out with the operation of the walk. If you want to donate we'll put all of the walkers' donation envelopes on a table in Conklin Hall on November 7th and you can put your donation in one or more envelopes.
You can walk and/or donate but however you choose to be a part of this important event, please GET INVOLVED.
For more information or to sign up, please get in touch with Chris Schleter (435-619-2843).
We hope to see you there!