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2012 Foothills CROP Walk, Nov. 4

Published 7:01pm Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The 2012 Foothills CROP Walk against local and worldwide hunger will be held at Harmon Field, Sunday, Nov. 4 beginning at 2 p.m.

The 2012 Foothills CROP Walk Committee is asking civic groups, volunteer organizations, churches and businesses to put the time, date and place on their calendars.

CROP Walk is an event in which anyone and everyone can and should participate, in a way of their choosing.

CROP stands for Citizens Responding to Overcome Poverty.

Not many people realize what CROP stands for, not even those who have helped over the years to build in the success of this event. CROP is about the distribution of food to persons here at home and around the world.

CROP is about feeding people who are hungry almost every day of their lives. CROP is about providing good, safe drinking water. CROP is about sustainable systems that improve the quality of life for people all over the earth.

The incredible thing about The CROP Walk is that it doesn’t take that much time for volunteers.

“Good Neighbor” recruiters help walkers understand the CROP Walk, the promotional materials and help effectively gather donations from walkers on walk day. You can be a “Good Neighbor for your church, club or organization for a commitment of about three hours.

Walkers are the backbone of the CROP Walk; each walker tells friends, relatives and neighbors how important it is to help our neighbors and invites them to sponsor a walker in the event.

Walkers come in all ages and sizes from babies to great, great grandparents. The walk has no specific end. Walkers can walk for five miles or just a ¼ mile.

Since each walker will spend a different amount of time gathering sponsors and walking the day of the walk, it is hard to estimate a time commitment. But you could be a walker for a minimum of two-hour commitment.

Walker/donations are needed to actually provide the funds that will help change the face of our world. The funds you give to the 2012 Foothills CROP Walk walkers will change the face of poverty and suffering worldwide. This commitment level only takes a few minutes.

Come join the Foothills CROP Walk and receive the gift of knowing you have changed the world!

To learn more about CROP, call Lance Smith weekday mornings at 828-859-9414 or 828-863-4688 evenings.

– article submitted by Lance Smith

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