NORWALK, Conn. -- The East United Methodist Church's Norwalk CROP Hunger Walk will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept 20.
The 2-mile walk starts and ends at the East Avenue United Methodist Church, 244 East Ave., Norwalk.
Mayor Harry Rilling, state Sen. Bob Duff and members of several other churches have been invited to participate.
There also will be rocking chairs available for anyone who would rather rock than walk to support the event.
The people of Norwalk and its surrounding areas can help fight hunger by raising money through their participation in the walk. One-quarter of the money raised will stay in the area to assist those in need. The remaining money will support Church World Service (
), a global nonprofit that works to fight hunger and malnutrition, support refugees, provide disaster assistance and more.
“It’s hard to imagine that we have hunger right here in our local community, but it’s actually quite abundant, particularly among children,” said the Rev. Ronnell Howard, pastor of East Avenue United Methodist Church. “This is our third year hosting the Norwalk CROP Hunger Walk, and we’re really proud of the contribution the citizens of Norwalk are making to help fight this growing problem.”
To get involved, people should do the following:
1. Go to www.crophungerwalk.org/ and search for Norwalk to register and donate. People can walk individually or can start a group.
2. Solicit donations from friends, family and coworkers or make a donation.
3. Check to see if their company offers matching gifts.
4. Be at the church by 1:30 p.m. for registration.
5. Bring all their donations to the walk site (make checks payable to Church World Service) on the day of the walk or have their donors give online.
6. Anyone who is unable to walk but wants to help can make an online donation or mail a check to Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515.
For more information about CROP Hunger Walks around Connecticut and the United States, go to www.crophungerwalk.org/ .
For more information about Church World Service, sponsor of the CROP Hunger Walk, go to http://www.cwsglobal.org/ .
For more information about East Avenue United Methodist Church, go to http://eaumc.homestead.com/07main.html .
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