Thursday, October 29, 2009

News You Can Use

Now that's a Walk!

We are just about coming to the conclusion of this year's dyslexia walks. In some communities our walks have been very successful. However, it never hurts to imagine bigger. So to lift our sights, consider the Crop Hunger Walk, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
In 1969, an ecumenical group of several Bismark, ND churches came together for an event to take a stand against hunger in our world raising awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as local hunger needs.

The first event was humble, but the idea fired peoples passions. The idea spread across the nation. This year more than 2,000 Crop Hunger Walks are taking place, raising about $17,000,000!

Few enterprises are this successful overnight. Consistency and persistence contribute mightily to longterm success. Maybe our walks haven't raised $17,000,000 this year. We are mere babes when compared to this old-timer. But we can reach higher - one step at a time.

Read more about the Crop Hunger Walk in the LA Times.


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