CROP Walk thanks supporters
Thursday, March 14, 2013
To the Editor:
The Souhegan Valley Interfaith CROP Hunger Walk held on May 6, 2012, raised $31,515 for world hunger, basic development assistance and emergency relief, through the nationwide
CROP Walks Program of Church World Service, Elkhart. IN. Of the total raised by our local walk, more than $8,000 went to SHARE in Milford and Open Cupboard Pantry in Wilton. Money is raised by Walkers asking others to sponsor them with a donation. All of the pledges gathered by walkers go to the charitable goal of the Walk, since the expenses of running the Walk are covered by local businesses and organizations who donate cash, gift certificates, or gifts in-kind to the CROP Walk Production Fund. The Fund provides for Walk refreshments, walker awards, office supplies, signs, copying, postage, etc. Any excess funds are donated locally to SHARE and Open Cupboard.
The 2012 CROP Walk Organizing Committee wishes to thank the following Gold Honor Role businesses and organizations for their major financial support: Allstate Insurance -Jim Parolin, Amherst LIONS Club, Amherst Orthodontics, Bravo Pizza & Restaurant, Carson City Tire, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Edward Jones-Marc Chareth, Edward Klopfer, Orthodontist; Hampshire Hills Sports & Fitness, Jake’s Ice Cream, Kayser, Clark & Leighton, PC; Michaud Funeral Home, Milford LIONS Club, Milford Masonic Lodge, Milford Rotary Club.
In addition, the following made significant sponsorship donations: Amherst Country Club, Amigos Mexican Cantina, Currier Orchards, First Colebrook Bank, Giorgio’s Ristorante, Hardman Company, Hometown Insurance Agency, Haywards Trading Post, Innovations Spa, Jennifer Madden, MD; Kenneth Edwards, DDS; Living at Home Senior Care, Mile Away Restaurant, Moulton’s Market, Postal Center USA, Shaws Supermarket (Lorden Plaza), Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Black Forest Cafe, Toadstool Bookshops (Milford), Wilton Town Hall Theater.
The 2013 CROP Walk will take place on May 5, starting at St. Patrick Church in Milford. A mailing via the Chamber of Commerce will go out early this spring from 2013 Walk Chairman, Rev. “Hank” Junkin, Interim Rector of Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church in Milford, to bring in new business sponsors.
The 2013 CROP Walk expects to have more than 350 people walking and raise a minimum of $35,000.
For more information about CROP Walks, visit www.churchworldservice.org.
On how you can support the goals of The Souhegan Valley CROP Walk in your faith community, school, business or other organization, contact 2013 Walk Coordinator John David, at 801-7108 or email JGDavid@aol.com.
JOHN G. DAVID
Interfaith CROP Walk