2016 is Our 37th Year of Walking!
Last year over 200 walkers from 27 churches/organizations raised more than $29,127!
Midwest farmers, working to get food to the starving people of Europe after the second World War, organized what became Church World Service, in 1946.
Working with partner agencies around the world, Church World Service (CWS) provides both immediate help during disasters, and long term assistance in creating sustainable communities by providing small business loans and education, farming tools, and water well expertise to people throughout the world.
The First Muskegon Area CROP Walk took place in 1980. 2016 marks the 37th year of CROP Walking here in Muskegon County. In that time, we have raised over $1,125,772! Last year, over 200 walkers, from more than 27 congregations, raised more than $29,127.60 in spite of our poor economy. Thanks!
Some of that money is shared with Church World Service partner agencies in 40 countries around the world. CROP Walk money is working right now to help victims of various disasters recover their lives and find ways to feed & support their families. For instance, we are supporting long term recovery for the earthquake in Haiti, and helping to overcome disaster and disease in the floods in Pakistan. Here in the United States we are helping victims of floods, tornadoes, fires, and other catastrophes.
One quarter of the funds come right back to Muskegon County, to help hungry people here at home. Thousands of Muskegon residents have benefited from our walking. See local recipients.
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