What a terrific success! We had wonderful weather, plenty of help with registration and lunch, and many enthusiastic walkers. First Churches was joined with walkers from Edwards Church, First Congregational of Hatfield, and the Unitarian Society of Northampton. In the end, we raised $3,755 for Church World Service, all of which was matched by the Feinstein Foundation. $938.75 will be returned to the Interfaith Help Fund. First Churches alone raised $2,663 of the total, plus 60 pounds of food that was donated to the Survival Center. It is a blessing to be part of a community that cares so much about fighting hunger around the world and in our own backyard! We are already looking forward to next year’s walk.
Nearly 50% of the world’s population (2.8 billion) lives on less than two dollars a day. What does that mean?
For the middle classes,