Thursday, October 17, 2013

2013 Walk Review

"They are to do good, to be rich in good works,
to be generous and ready to share...."

                     1 Timothy 6:18
       Approximately 325 caring, concerned Central KY citizens walked in solidarity at the Greater Lex. CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Sept. 29th for all our sisters and brothers, not only in KY, but around the world struggling with the moral issues of hunger and poverty.

       We were pleased to welcome many new 'faces' representing new churches and organizations!  Joining our mission were Walkers from Christ The King, Historic St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal, First Presbyterian, Southland Christian, Montgomery County Public Schools, Diana Evans School of Dance, Jessie Clark and Beaumont Middle Schools, and Costco....along with about 8 'walk-ups'.  WOW! Total 26 church groups and 5 organizations from 6 counties gathering to advocate for the common good of all.

       Abundant Thanks to Steve Wyatt and friends from Woodland Christian, Rev. Wendy and Oxford Christian members, Stacey Stone, her family and youth from UUC, Rev. Jerry and youth from 1st Christian, Winchester, 2nd Presbyterian youth lead by Lucie and Patrick, and Alice, God's Pantry for their very informative, creative, and detailed educational presentations! Your efforts and time involved with researching facts to develop your posters and brochures were imperative with increasing awareness of hunger and poverty. I hope each one of you received as many compliments about your 'stations' as I heard!

       As of today (Oct. 17), with several groups still raising/collecting funds, we have approximately $14,000.  PLEASE continue to promote giving to our CROP Hunger Walk for Thanksgiving and Christmas ..... and your birthday, Mother's and Father's Day, etc. :)  The online site is available through MARCH 14th.

       Once again, MANY THANKS! to my team, participants, recruiters, and volunteers that contributed to our most successful CROP Hunger Walk yet!   Next year's Walk: SUNDAY, SEPT. 28th, 2014.

Peace, Love, and Joy
       Judy Maxson, Walk Coordinator