CROP WALK 2021
Damascus Help sponsors this hunger walk to raise funds for CROP (stands for Citizens Responding to Overcome Poverty). CROP is a cooperative ministry of 36 Christian denominations and communities working together to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice among the world’s most vulnerable people.
Our CROP walk will take place on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 at the Damascus Regional Park starting at 2:00pm. The 3.6 mile walk is safe and off-road but follows a paved walking path. It is ideal for families, friends, youth, and other types of groups. The walk symbolizes the miles people in some parts of the world must travel by foot for food and water.
The walkers obtain sponsors who contribute money toward their walk. The money is donated to CROP for their programs and 25% of what we raise is sent back to Damascus HELP for our programs. A note of pride for us is that this year is the 51st anniversary of the Damascus CROP Walk and it is the longest continuously running one in the US. Since we had a COVID version of our 50th walk we will celebrate the golden anniversary this year instead after the walk on October 3.
If you are part of a group that wants to walk, you will need to designate an enthusiastic person to serve as the recruiter to advertise, drum up walkers and sponsors.
We have a website CROPHungerWalk.org where you can search for Damascus and register your group for online giving. Send the link to your sponsors via email and they can click and donate money toward your walkers. You can also find short videos about CROP to present at meetings or to be viewed online.
You may call me, Kay Orr, at 301-253-4901 to advise me of your interest and your recruiter’s name. I will provide materials to help you recruit walkers and sponsors.