Saturday, November 17, 2012

275 walk in solidarity against hunger and poverty

   "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have too much....it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."
    F.D.Roosevelt
2012 Walkers

     Once again, we were blessed with another warm, sunny afternoon to Walk in solidarity as we took a stand against local and global hunger and poverty. It is always inspirational to witness 'new' churches and organizations join this interfaith mission as we work together to help bring help and hope to our sisters and brothers in need.

Central Baptist Walkers
     Approximately 275 walkers representing 27 groups participated.  It was wonderful to have a group of students from Lexington Catholic HS join us along with Central Baptist Church, Bluegrass United Christian Church and Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church. To date we have raised approx. $18,000....with a few more groups still collecting. :)  I recognize that the initial hopeful goal of $30,000 is not attainable at this time, but we will aim for that next year.

Walking Family
     Do remember that the online donation site is available through March 2013.  Since we truly don't need any more 'stuff', once again, this is the perfect gift suggestion to your family for your Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts. God's Pantry and CWS need our support all year long.

     Abundant THANKS to my team, recruiters, and volunteers for your time and energy with making the 2012 Greater Lexington CROP Hunger Walk a success! It was my honor to work with each one of you and I'm definitely looking forward to doing so next year! The 2013 Walk will be SUNDAY, Sept. 29th with a Recruiter's Rally in mid August.

     A Blessed Thanksgiving and Joyous Christmas to all,
     Gratitude and Peace,
         Judy

Young walker with her message