Nonprofits receive donations from Nashua Area CROP Walk
NASHUA – Rebecca Green, who led the latest Nashua Area CROP Hunger Walk to more than $40,000 in total donations, presented checks to four local hunger-fighting agencies at the Jan. 7 meeting of the Nashua Area Interfaith Council.
Checks were presented to Evelyn Verbeck, of the St. John Neumann Food Pantry; RoseMarie Dykeman, of the Nashua Salvation Army; Rebecca Green, of the CROP Walk and the Nashua Area Interfaith Council; Eileen Brady, of the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter; and Delores Davis, of the Corpus Christi Food Pantry. Each agency received $2,543.
About 450 members of more than two dozen faith communities and other Nashua area organizations participated in the walk.
In CROP Hunger Walks, 25 percent of the money raised goes to local agencies and the rest combats hunger in many parts of the world through Church World Service.
The Nashua Area CROP Hunger Walk has been stepping out in Nashua for 30 years, passing $1 million in donations last year.
The next CROP Hunger Walk will be held Sunday, Nov. 1.