Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk
It's November! Time to Walk!!
Our 24th annual Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk will soon be here! After celebrating the great success of last year's Walk, raising over $37,000, we are committed to doing even better in our 24th annual Walk.
The 2016 Burke Walk will be on Sunday, November 20, and you can be a part of it! Encourage your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to join in our efforts to support life-saving programs around the world and also support local efforts to help hungry people in our community. Everyone is welcome to participate in this family-friendly event.
Special thanks to everyone who supported the Coyote Grille fundraiser in Fairfax on October 25. What a difference your combined efforts will make for others who face hunger every day. And we can all continue changing lives by participating in our fourth (and final) fundraiser at Bertucci's Italian Restaurant in Springfield. (Print the Bertucci's flier and turn in with your purchase on November 17, or be sure to mention "CROP Walk".) Bertucci's will donate 15% of what you spend to feed someone in need.
Don't forget! It's time for teams and individual walkers to register online. Sign up and start getting sponsors. The success of our Walk depends solely on people like you. And because you care, many impoverished families around the world and in our own neighborhood will experience a better tomorrow.
As a participant, you make a difference!
Raise Your Voice
by K.C. Clifford
The Burke Walk is one of over 1,100 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.