Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk
Thank You for Supporting our 23rd 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 22, some 270 individuals from the local community devoted their Sunday afternoon in service to the neediest of the world by walking in our 23rd annual Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk. By putting their caring into action and joining together to change lives, they raised to-date over $36,900. 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 2016 a happier one for someone in need.
While our goal of $45,000 was not achieved, we are looking forward to an even more successful Walk next November. Remember, 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. Check this website for future fundraisers as we gear up for our next Walk, and see you on November 20, 2016!!
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 1,400 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.