Way to go, Wake Forest and nearby communities! In the 41st year of Wake Forest CROP Hunger Walks, approximately 100 walkers and 17 teams consisting of community churches, civic organizations, family and friend teams and independent walkers made year 2020 our most generous fundraising CROP Hunger Walk event ever.
The Virtual Walk was a first for Wake Forest and the other 400 Church World Service’s CROP Hunger Walks across the country that raise money for programs to help end hunger and poverty one step at a time, both locally and worldwide.
While some of the other Walks across the country have struggled to meet their goal, Wake Forest’s Walk exceeded their goal by over $10,000. By going virtual, teams like St. John’s Episcopal were able to have 3 mini walks on their church campus. They raised more money and had more walkers than they have had in their 41 years of participation.
Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry, one of the Walk’s local agencies, also raised more money and had more walkers than in previous years. But the most amazing team was one of the smallest, South Main Street Chapel with Team Captain Deana Vassar. They are the Top of the CROP Team, raising $4,402 and Pastor Vassar is the Top of the CROP Walker for the second year in a row. This year she raised over $3,600 and will again receive the Golden Sneaker Award.
With such a successful walk, could the Wake Forest CROP Walk go Virtual again next year? We will have to wait and see. For now, members of the 41stannual Wake Forest CROP Walk planning committee and the team leaders who took the lead on organizing this year’s do-it-yourself small-group walking routes say “We did it! We celebrate this amazing accomplishment together with the rest of the community. Thank you to all who participated in so many ways.” Walk. Donate. Change the World!
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