On Sunday April 26 at 12:00, people from several area churches and organizations will gather at First Churches for a walk to fight hunger around the world.

We would be very pleased if a representative of your church or organization could meet with us on Tuesday, February 24, at 7 p.m., in the parlor at First Churches, 129 Main Street, Northampton (although the main entrance is on Main Street, please come to the Center Street entrance to get to the parlor).

We will explain the work of Church World Service and the history of the CROP Walks, and together we will discuss a route for the walk, a local beneficiary for 25% of the money raised, and other issues.

Walkers will seek pledges.  Of the money gathered, 75% goes to Church World Service for their efforts to address the need for stable sources of food and water around the world, disaster relief and recovery and may other efforts to improve the lot of the world’s poor.  25% of the money gathered stays locally with a hunger-related agency chosen by the Walk organizers (that’s you if you come to the meeting!).  The CROP Walk is a lot of fun for adults and children of all ages, and raises money for some of the most crippling issues we face today.

Please join us!  (And if you know of other Greater Northampton organizations that may be interested in participating, please invite them as well!  All are welcome!)

If you have questions, please feel free to send e-mail.

Dori McCracken at dmccracken@registrar.umass.edu

and

Sandie Pirrello at pirrello@cas.umass.edu

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