CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. This annual walk helps raise awareness and funds internationally, as well as locally, with up to 25% of the monies collected remaining in the Red Hook, Rhinebeck and Tivoli communities.
There are many ways you can be a part of this ministry. Please consider participating as a walker. Walkers get sponsors to support them with a monetary donation. If you are unable to walk, consider sponsoring a walker or registering as a “spirit walker” where you collect money in the spirit of the Crop Walk. Walkers have the option of a shorter than 2 mile walk or a 5 mile walk.
Alternative ways to help include manning Messiah’s registration table at the walk to receive walker’s envelopes, manning a water stop and being a driver for emergencies. If you have any questions or would like to be a part of this vital outreach, please call Laurie Craft at 229-5681.
To learn more about the CROP Walk, go to www.churchworldservice.org and follow the tab for Crop Hunger Walk. Church of the Messiah is walking in the No. Dutchess County Crop Hunger Walk on 10/17/2010 in Red Hook. You can also follow this link directly, and either join our team there, sponsor a team walker, be a “spirit walker,” or donate directly to our team online!