Since 1986, Clay County residents have participated in an annual CROP Walk, a fundraiser for Church World Service that helps fight hunger around the world. Officially recognized as an emergency relief agency by the US government, CWS is often the first to arrive to lend a helping hand following natural disasters (with water, food, health kits, tents, and blankets). In addition, CWS is committed to helping eradicate hunger around the world through digging fresh water wells, establishing sustainable agricultural programs, and supporting agencies that enable people to break out of the cycle of poverty in the local areas.
This year’s CROP Walk will be Sunday, October 12. Starting “on the square” in Hayesville at 2pm, walkers will “tour the town,” passing through lovely neighborhoods, including walking by Desoto Square (our shared housing project). While 75% of the proceeds support the varied projects of CWS, 25% are returned to the local area, all donated to support the Clay County Food Pantry (our shared outreach ministry).
If you would like to participate in this year’s CROP Walk, look for the display with sign-up sheet which will appear after Country Fare. If you would like to support one of the walkers, check the sign-up sheet and contact that walker directly. Any questions? Call Meg Gring Whitley (706) 379-3924.
In remembrance of Jesus’ words, “For I was hungry, and you gave me food” (Matthew 25:35), thank you for your support of this unique opportunity to make a substantial difference in the lives of thousands.