Sunday, October 18, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This year’s annual CROP Walk will be quite different due to the effects of the CoronaVirus. Because of ongoing Covid-19 concerns the Harrisburg CROP Walk will be virtual. But one thing hasn’t changed. People are still going to bed hungry, even starving, and children are still not receiving the proper nutrients to grow and develop into healthy adults. Now more than ever, they need your help.
Trinity has been a CROP Walk participant since at least 1980 (I know because that was my first walk!). But did you know that many consider the CROP Hunger Walk the “granddaddy” of all charity walks. The first recorded walk was held on October 17th, 1969 in Bismarck, ND. One thousand people participated, and they raised $25,000 to help stop hunger! Several other CROP Hunger Walks occurred soon after and before long communities around the country were organizing these walks to aid in ending hunger both at home and around the world. Today, well over 2,000 communities across the country join in more that 1,600 CROP Walks sponsored by Church World Service each year. This year marks the 49th year of the Harrisburg CROP Walk!
There are many ways you can help with this year’s CROP Walk – pray for the walk, make a donation, or even join me in walking as part of your gift. Because our walk will be virtual, we will be walking on our own. Missi St. Cyr and I are planning to walk on October 18th at the New Cumberland Borough Park at 1:00, and we would love company if you would like to join us. If you would like to make a donation, you can send your check made out to CWS/CROP to the church or place it in the collection basket found at church on the 11th or 18th. Together we can make a difference! Thank you so much for your support and generosity, as always.
Mel Eyer (for more info call or text me at - 717 645-1117)