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CROP WALK FOR HUNGER OCTOBER 9TH

Rebecca Brown Published: September 20, 2016 4:55 PM
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CROP WALK FOR HUNGER OCTOBER 9TH

We walk because they walk!” In many developing countries people walk as many as six miles a day to get food and water. In walking as they walk, our steps take on meaning to be in solidarity with them.

This year's annual Kent/Ravenna Walk begins with registration at 1:30 p.m. at Lake Brady United Methodist Church, 1995 Brady Lake Rd. and after a few activities, takes off at 2:00 p.m. for a 3 and a half mile loop walk on the Hike Bike Trail. Water and apples are provided at the mid point.

CROP began in 1947 with one walk in North Dakota, under the wing of Church World Service, an ecumenical organization of more than 36 denominations. CROP was an acronym for Christian Rural Overseas Program. It is now an inter-faith event of more than 1,000 walks that over the years have raised more than $300 million to help people in disasters or who lack clean water or are struggling to feed their families around the world and around the corner. 25% of the funds stay local, in Kent that goes to Kent Social Services. In Ravenna that goes to the Center of Hope.

Any organization, church or individuals who would like more information or walker envelopes may contact Ravenna coordinator Bob Fleishman at 330-297-7287 or Kent coordinator Becky Brown at 330-626-1838. “End hunger- one step at a time!”

(Photo- A previous group of walkers from a Kent/Ravenna Crop Walk for Hunger.)

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