Monday, August 28, 2017

Plans for the 2017 CROP Hunger Walk

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
what are you doing for others?" 
                      Martin Luther King

        The Greater Lexington CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk will be Sunday Sept. 24th, at Second Presbyterian Church, E. Main St.  Registration and check-in begins at 3:00 PM.  Meet and greet fellowship activities will include poster making, a visit to God's Pantry Food Bank station to donate a can(s) hi-protein food, discover how you can support the 'ONE' campaign's fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases in Africa at their station, purchase and wear the 'new' 2017 Walk T-shirt, gather for group pictures, etc. 3:25 will be our send-off message. The 3 mile experiential Walk (and bus service) begins promptly at 3:30. (the walk route map and more specific info will be posted here after Sept. 12th).

        A productive, exciting Recruiter's Rally was held Aug. 17th. Andrew Gifford, our Church World Service liaison, Columbus, Ohio, shared Good News following his recent visits to Myanmar and South Vietnam. He explained how a portion of the 75% funds raised in the 2016 national Walks has contributed to the successful nutrition and hygiene educational programs now in place for thousands of our global neighbors in Asia. Rebecca Wallace, God's Pantry Food Bank, expressed gratitude for our 25% grant which helped provide 71,000 meals and snacks to Kid's Cafe, Back Pack and Summer Feeding programs.   Yes, indeed we DO make a difference!c
   MARK your Calendars!  Sunday, Sept. 17th, 4-6 PM,    Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Dr. Lex!!
Ecumenical Poster-making and Pizza Party for ALL  youth, their leaders and parents!  Abundant Thanks! to Rev. Kory Wilcoxson  and Casey McDonald for once again hosting this creative, interfaith event.
PLEASE contact Casey (casey@crestwoodchristian.org) or Judy Maxson (jke659@gmail.com) before Sept. 14th with the number of people we can expect from your church or organization. THANK YOU!
       With the addition of committed recruiters representing 'new' congregations and organizations, my team and I are confident that we will reach our $30,000 goal this 30th year!  I am grateful for each participating Walker and Team Member's  dedication to our Walk mission!  For we are bringing gifts of HOPE, sharing HELP and restoring DIGNITY to all God's children in need of the most basic human rights. Thank You!

     Walking Together in peace, joy and love,
       Judy Maxson, Walk organizer