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CROP walkers step out against hunger

Nearly $4,000 raised to feed the hungry

Posted: November 13, 2012 7:19 p.m.
Updated: November 13, 2012 7:19 p.m.
 

About 50 Santa Clarita Valley volunteers walked 2.4 miles against hunger this week and raised nearly $4,000 — and counting — for the cause.

The 16th annual Santa Clarita Valley CROP Hunger Walk was hosted Monday by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

Funds raised will go to four local charities, including the Bridge to Home homeless shelter and Family Promise, as well as to national and international organizations that help fight hunger around the world, said the Rev. Susan Bek of St. Stephen’s.

The local CROP walk was among 2,000 held nationwide and sponsored by the group Church World Services, Bek said. The group has raised some $13 million to help feed the hungry, she said.

The fundraiser is about “a lot of people doing their part, especially in this economy,” Bek said. “When we all band together, even our small contributions add up.”

Organizers are hoping the funds will add up to more than the $3,913.25 reported Monday. Donations are still being accepted at the event’s website, http://www.churchworldservice.org/site/TR/2012FallCROPHungerWalk/TR-Fall2012?pg=entry&fr_id=15654 .

 

 

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