Organized locally, the 2021 Monroe CROP Hunger Walk has set a goal of 100 walkers and hopes to raise $20,000 to help stop hunger and poverty here in our community and around the world through self-help initiatives.
To be held on the week of Oct. 24-30, 25 percent of the funds raised here in Monroe will go to the food pantries of Monroe, Woodbury, Chester and Washingtonville.
Last year, approximately 50 walkers raised more than $9,600 in the Monroe CROP Hunger Walk.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United has forecasted another active Atlantic hurricane season. There are three components to Church World Service (CWS) hurricane response efforts:
· Immediate coordination with and financial support for partners in affected areas. Through these relationships, we can meet urgent needs.
· Shipping CWS emergency cleanup buckets, hygiene kits, school kits and blankets in response to requests from organizations on the ground.
· Financial and expert support for long-term recovery in the months and years after the storm.
Their goal is to have 30,000 emergency cleanup buckets on hand during hurricane season. CROP Walks help to supply funds to purchase and assemble these buckets.
Please consider helping with United States and worldwide hurricane response by joining the CROP Walk the week of Oct. 24-30.
You can walk any time during that week or join us on Sunday, Oct. 24, at Monroe United Methodist Church at 47 Maple Ave.
To register or form a team, visit www.crophungerwalk.org/monroeny.