Marshfield Area CROP Walk is Sept. 30
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – The 28th Marshfield Area CROP Walk against hunger will be held Sept. 30, starting off at Wildwood Park Shelter #1, behind the Wildwood Pavilion.
Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., with a sendoff program at 1:15 p.m. and the walk at 1:30. There are six, three, and one mile routes.
Church World Service (CWS), the sponsor, began in 1946 in the aftermath of World War II, to aid those caught in post-war devastation in Europe and Asia. United States churches provided more than 11 million pounds of food, clothing, and medical supplies, to address a staggering refugee crisis. CROP Walks began in the 1960s in North Dakota. CWS works with local people to develop water supplies, more efficient ways of farming, and other ways of meeting basic needs, as well as providing emergency food.
Twenty-five percent of CROP Walk funds aid local food pantries. Local funds go to Soup or Socks. Twenty-five percent of donations from Stratford churches go to the Stratford Pantry. CROP Walks assist in meeting both local and global needs.
Many people have to walk miles every day just to get enough water. This is why participants are asked to walk and not use bicycles, skateboards, or others. Wheelchairs, walkers, and baby strollers are welcome.
Contributions may be sent to Carmen Lawler, treasurer, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Lincoln, Marshfield, WI 54449, or on the Church World Service website.
For more information, call Janet Wolfe, coordinator, 715-486-9307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.