Local CROP Hunger Walk Results In, And Impressive

Local CROP Hunger Walk Results In, And Impressive

Pottstown’s CROP walkers assemble for a celebratory photograph during October

Local CROP Hunger Walk Results In, And Impressive

After five or so miles, they could use the rest

POTTSTOWN PA – Final results compiled for the annual Pottstown Area CROP Hunger Walk show its volunteers and contributors raised $11,653 during the one-day event held Oct. 14 (2012), beginning at the First Presbyterian Church, 750 N. Evans St., event coordinator the Rev. Mary Etta Mest said Sunday (Dec. 16).

“Thank you if you walked or contributed to this walk,” Mest added.

One-quarter of the money raised, or more than $2,700, benefited the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities’ pantry, located at 57 N. Franklin St., in providing food, other items and services to those in need locally. The remainder is used around the world, including the United States, by Church World Service to eradicate hunger and promote peace.

Sixteen religious congregations and the Pine Forge Academy participated in the walk.

CROP walkers were inter-generational volunteers who agreed to cover either a 1- or 5-mile route, with their steps supported by financial pledges from family members, friends, neighbors and others. For more information on next year’s CROP Walk, call Mest at 610-659-2775.

Photos from the Rev. Mary Etta Mest

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