Letter: Join CROP Hunger WalkOn Sunday Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. the annual CROP Hunger Walk will be held in Central Park to show our love and active concern for neighbors in need near and far.
By: Paul Schmit & Pam Johnson, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
On Sunday Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. the annual CROP Hunger Walk will be held in Central Park to show our love and active concern for neighbors in need near and far.
The participants, ranging from newborns to seniors, will be raising awareness and funds to change the world in real and measurable ways — digging wells that will bring clean water to villages; providing seeds and tools so that people can grow their own food; helping communities and families rebuild after disaster. Whether it's responding to flood and tornado damage in parts of the U.S., or helping to rebuild earthquake-damaged homes in Haiti, CROP Hunger Walks are making a difference.
CROP Hunger Walk funds will benefit the overall work and ministry of Church World Service, working around the world to help those in need help themselves through refugee assistance, self-help development programs, advocacy, and disaster relief. And it’s important to note that 25 percent of what we raise will help our local food shelf in its important work here in the Red Wing area.
So please mark your calendars and join us, whether as a walker or sponsor. Together — with your family, group, or congregation — we can change the world, one step at a time.
You can register online today and begin gathering sponsors at www.cropwalkonline.org.
Paul Schmit and Pam Johnson are the 2012 CROP Walk co-chairs.