To the editor, Thanks to the generosity of many people, the Janesville Area CROP Hunger Walk exceeded its goal of raising more than $50,000 to help fight hunger around the globe and in our local communities. More than 200 walkers represented about 20 teams during the 42nd annual walk on April 28.
ECHO will receive 25 percent of the money donated, and the rest will be used to fight hunger internationally through the efforts of Church World Service.
We especially want to thank members of the local planning committee who organized the event, team captains who recruited walkers, all the generous people who made donations, local Boy Scout troops and their leaders who helped along the route and the local clergy from participating churches.
Special thanks go to St. John Lutheran Church for hosting the team captain’s rally and Cargill United Methodist Church for allowing the use of its facilities for the walk registration. We also want to thank our supporting partners, including E&D Water, Thrivent Financial and ECHO.
The walk would not have been successful without the work of numerous volunteers who designed the route, took photos, set up a starting chute, lined the route with educational posters and helped in many other ways.
It’s not too late to join us in our effort to fight hunger. Online donations can be made at www.crophungerwalk.org/janesvillewi. Regardless of its size, your gift will help people in your neighborhood and around the world.
Mark your calendars for our 2020 walk, which is scheduled for Sunday, April 26. Thank you!
Kathy Holcombe and Carolyn Brandeen Janesville Area CROP Hunger Walk