Updated: Mar 26, 2020
As COVID-19 upends our day-to-day routines and literally separates us, may we be reminded that we can still lift each other up and comfort each other, whatever the distance. That's what people like us do! You have for the past 36 years and this 37th year is no different.
You can be assured that the work of the CWS and our local hunger agencies will go on. That's because our community is made up of people like you. We know that you are committed to the mission of CROP Walks, no matter what. In good times and bad, we know you're with us. That's what makes you special.
We are modifying our walk on Sunday, May 3, 2020 into a Completely Virtual Walk Our Walk is Sunday, May 3, 2020 but on your own. "Walk together apart" on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 2 p.m. Then at that time, plan to Walk on your own or with your immediately family. Choose a parking lot, from room to room in your house or apartment, around the block or at a city park. As you walk: text, call or video chat with other friends walking at the same time you are. Continue to Walk in solidarity for those near and far, while maintaining six feet apart.
In addition, we are using digital means to have our planning meetings in order to keep us all safe with social distancing. We recently had a virtual meeting of the Leadership Day to discuss this and other ways to continue to raise money for those in need.
We also know you continue in your commitment to stand up for the poor, the forgotten, those left behind. The Spring CROP Hunger Walks raised $1.6 million last year in the U.S. Many of you are trying to figure out ways our CROP Hunger Walk can continue to raise funds to provide permanent solutions to hunger here and around the world. Our walk raised close to $73,000 in 2019 and was #10 in total fundraising that year. Help make 2020 another successful year by donating now.