Area residents can help end hunger and raise funds for disaster relief on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the 22nd Annual Burke Area CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk.
Area residents can help end hunger and raise funds for disaster relief on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the 22nd Annual Burke Area CROP [Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty] Hunger Walk – a humanitarian outreach to our local, national, and international communities.
Organized locally, an estimated 400 people will participate in the 6K (3.6-mile) or optional Golden Mile walk. Registration for the event begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by the walk at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, at Living Savior Lutheran Church, 5500 Ox Road, in Fairfax Station and ends at Fairfax Presbyterian Church, Fairfax. Shuttles will be available at both the starting and ending locations. Walkers will enjoy live entertainment and refreshments at the conclusion of the walk.
"I invite each of you to walk on November 23 in kinship and solidarity with neighbors near and far to make a difference,'' said Janet Smith, coordinator of the Burke CROP Hunger Walk. “CROP walkers walk so struggling families can rebuild their lives, whether it's here in the U.S., Latin America, or Africa.”
Funds raised by CROP Hunger Walkers nationwide feed the hungry, assist uprooted people, and empower families and communities around the world to help themselves.
Twenty-five percent of the money raised in the Burke Walk stays in the Burke, Springfield, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, and Clifton area to support the important anti-hunger and emergency assistance provided by Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO) and Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM).
CROP Hunger Walk participants raise money by collecting pledges from sponsors. Sponsor/registration envelopes can be obtained from participating congregations, or by contacting Janet Smith 703-455-9025 or BurkeVA.CROP@cox.net). "And if you can't walk on Walk day, or just want to broaden your horizon of sponsors, you can walk on the web with us," Smith said. Visit www.crophungerwalk.org/burkeva to find out how.
For more Walk details, visit www.burkecropwalk.org.