We appreciate all who participated in the Southern Douglas County Crop Walk on Sept. 28. One hundred twenty-five walkers walked the four to six miles, starting at the Vinland Elementary School. The walkers raised more than $5,500 -- 25 percent of which will go to help support the food pantries in Eudora, Baldwin City, Wellsville and Gardner-Edgerton.
Crop Walk is a program of Church World Service. Founded in 1946, Church World Service is the relief, development and refugee assistance ministry of 36 Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican denominations in the United States. Working in partnership with indigenous organizations in more than 80 countries, CWS works worldwide to meet human needs and foster self-reliance for all whose way is hard.
Within the United States, Church World Service assists communities in responding to disasters, resettles refugees, promotes fair national and international policies, provides educational resources, and offers opportunities to join a people-to-people network of local and global caring through participation in programs such as the Crop Walk.
For more information, or to make a donation, log on to www.churchworldservice.org or call Diane Massey at 542-3110.
Eudora Crop Walk organizer