Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk
Record-breaking 21st Annual Walk
Message from the Walk Coordinator: On November 24, 2013, some 370 residents in Burke/Fairfax and surrounding communities braved a chilly Sunday afternoon to come together to improve the quality of life of people suffering daily from poverty and hunger. Under less than ideal weather conditions, this amazing outpouring of compassion generated the most successful Walk in our 21-year history, raising over $38,900.
On behalf of the oppressed, I want to extend a big THANK YOU to all the walkers, sponsors, and volunteers for your compassion and generosity. The success of our Walk depends solely on your support, and because you cared, many impoverished families around the world and in our own neighborhood will experience a better tomorrow.
As we celebrate the record-breaking success of last year's Walk, let's commit to doing even better in our 22nd annual Walk next November. Encourage your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to join us 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.
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.