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CROP Hunger Walk raises $25,000

Vienna residents participated in the 9th annual CROP Hunger Walk on Nov. 10.

Vienna residents participated in the 9th annual CROP Hunger Walk on Nov. 10. Photo contributed

More than 150 individuals from churches, schools, organization and the Vienna community participated in the 9th annual CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk on Nov. 10. Strong winds and cool temperatures didn’t stop Vienna residents concerned about poverty and hunger, CROP walkers started the three-mile route at the Vienna Town Green with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Jane Seeman. This event raises awareness and shows community support, which is even more important as winter approaches and homeless shelters and food kitchen start overflowing with needs. This year’s walk raised close to $25,000, with 25 percent benefiting the local Committee for Helping Others. The balance of donations from walkers and businesses will help tornado victims in Oklahoma and Texas, as well as others around the world through Church World Service.