Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk
Thank You for Supporting our 24th Annual Walk
A Message of Thanks From Our Coordinator:
It turned out to be another amazing year for our community CROP Hunger Walk! On November 20, some 280 individuals from the local community devoted their Sunday afternoon in service to the neediest of the world by walking in our 24th annual Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk. By putting their caring into action and joining together to change lives, they raised to-date over $41,900. This remarkable outcome is a testament to the compassion and generosity of all the walkers and their sponsors. Grateful thanks to everyone who participated, sponsored, or helped and contributed to the Walk’s success. “You are literally changing lives,” said Rev. John McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service.
Good news!!. You can still donate to the Walk and help to make the year 2017 a happier one for someone in need.
And be sure to join us next November 19, 2017, when we celebrate 25 YEARS of fighting hunger! This is a remarkable milestone for our community Walk, as well as for the 6,200 people who have demonstrated thru walking our Walk a shared belief that hunger is not inevitable. There is enough for all. Together, our CROP Walkers are changing lives. These walkers are just like you, people who care enough to help the many impoverished families around the world and in our own neighborhood to experience a better tomorrow. Check this website for future fundraisers as we gear up for our next Walk, and see you on November 19, 2017!! It will be a grand celebration!
Janet Smith, Walk Coordinator
As a participant, you make a difference!
Raise Your Voice
by K.C. Clifford
The Burke Walk is one of over 1,000 CROP Walks held each year as part of a nation-wide effort to raise money and awareness for hunger relief. Walkers and their sponsors help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs ̶ from seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans.
Each local CROP Hunger Walk also supports its own community by giving back 25 percent of the funds raised to local hunger-fighting programs.