Martha's Vineyard CROP Walk
There's still time to donate to the Martha’s Vineyard CROP Hunger Walk! You may donate online at bit.ly/mvcropwalk.org or write a check made out to CWS/CROP and bring it to the church by Sunday, October 29.
Each year, our community comes together to raise money and awareness for hunger relief locally and around the world through the CROP Hunger Walk. Roughly 1,000 CROP Hunger Walks happen every year in the United States. Walkers ask family, neighbors, colleagues and places of worship to pledge dollars for their participation in a a six-mile walk. Our steps symbolize the daily journey others must make for food and clean water.
Where does the money go? One-fourth of the funds raised stays in our community to support local hunger and poverty fighting programs. This year’s walk will support the work of the Island Food Pantry and the Vineyard Committee on Hunger (VCOH). The remaining money is used by Church World Service to alleviate hunger in poor communities throughout the world. In addition to assisting hungry families in our area, CROP helps families in the United States and around the world who are victims of disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, and refugees fleeing war or famine. CROP also supports development projects in the world’s poorest communities - agricultural training, health clinics, micro-businesses, schools, and fresh water wells.
Who can participate? EVERYONE! CROP Hunger Walks are community events involving everyone who wants to fight hunger around the block and around the world. Our walk encourages teams and individuals from public and private schools, civic and cultural groups, area businesses, and all faith groups. There is NO FEE to participate. All donations are helpful, but each walker is encouraged to raise $100 or more.
For more information, contact Woody Bowman at 508-693-7240.