2011-07-28 / Letters

Please Walk In 2011 CROP Walk

To The Editor:

I would like to invite readers to support the 28th annual Fulton County CROP Walk on Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Cowans Gap State Park. Since 1983, our community has raised a total of $43,404 to help Church World Service fight hunger and poverty all over the world. Twenty-five percent of the money raised by our local CROP Walk is donated to the Fulton County Food Basket.

Church World Service was born in the aftermath of World War II in 1946. A number of denominations came together to form an agency “to do together what none of us could hope to do as well alone.” Their mission was clear: Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, comfort the aged, and shelter the homeless. This organization is working in some 80 countries to provide emergency food aid and long-term development assistance. While providing material assistance, they also work with partners to address the root causes of hunger, poverty and injustice – raising awareness of and advocating on related issues.

Church World Service has proven to be a good steward of the donations they receive. Their financial reports for 2010 show that just 14.6 cents of every CWS dollar went for overhead – 3.8 percent for administration and 10.8 percent for fundraising and information.

Please consider walking in this year’s Fulton County CROP Walk. You can participate as an individual – or get together with family, friends and co-workers and start a team! If you cannot walk, you can help by supporting one of our participants. Please call 814-599-7756 if you’d like more information!

Patty Hall

Fulton County

CROP Walk

Coordinator

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