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CROP Walk Returning To Fairfield Hills This Weekend

Published: October 13, 2017 at 12:00 am

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Gordon Williams, left, of Newtown Lions Club, recently presented a check on behalf of the local Lions to Reverend Matt Crebbin, right, chairman of the CROP Hunger Walk of Newtown/Sandy Hook, to help with this year's fundraiser. This year's CROP Walk…
Gordon Williams, left, of Newtown Lions Club, recently presented a check on behalf of the local Lions to Reverend Matt Crebbin, right, chairman of the CROP Hunger Walk of Newtown/Sandy Hook, to help with this year's fundraiser. This year's CROP Walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 15, at Fairfield Hills. (Newtown Lions Club photo)

Walk. Give. Change the World.


On Sunday, October 15, at 2 pm, people from various faith communities from Newtown will be participating in the annual CROP Hunger Walk. The 2½-mile walk will take place in Fairfield Hills and will begin outside NYA Sports & Fitness Center, 4 Primrose Street.


Funds raised by walkers support the efforts of Church World Service (CWS) to overcome hunger and poverty within local communities and around the world.


Considered the granddaddy of charity walks, CROP walks began in 1969 to support an already 20-year-old project that helped Midwest farm families to share their grain with hungry neighbors in post-World War II Europe and Asia. Today CROP Hunger Walks help grassroots development efforts around the world.


CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools to wells and water systems, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs, something CWS has learned through 70 years of working in partnership around the world.


The walk is a communitywide event organized locally by many Newtown faith communities. All are welcome to join those walking, or pledge to support the walkers.


For more information and/or to get a sponsor form, contact Reverend Matt Crebbin Newtown Congregational Church at 203-426-9024 or spnewcong@sbcglobal.net. Individuals can also register, donate, seek sponsors, and create teams online at crophungerwalk.org/newtownct.


 

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