Come Out! for Crop Walk
Come Out! St. Stephen's and join together as we walk to eradicate global hunger on Sunday, 11/2/14 at Art Park on Sabine Promenade. CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.
Where do CROP Hunger Walk funds go?
CROP Hunger Walks help to support the overall ministry of Church World Service, especially grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts around the world. In addition, each local CROP Hunger Walk can choose to return up to 25 percent of the funds it raises to hunger-fighting programs in its own community.
CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs - something CWS has learned through some 68 years of working in partnership around the world.
Please COME OUT in support of eradicating global hunger and poverty.
In participation for the upcoming 2014 CROP Hunger Walk Houston, consider this voluntary participation activity: set aside money (dollars, quarters, pennies, etc.) each time you use water throughout your day and place collected money in a plastic bucket labeled Walk Donation, to be located at the Service Ministry table at the St. Stephen's Ministry Fair on 10/26/14.
Also, sign up for the walk at the Service Ministry table.
On-Site St. Stephen's Team registration:
2014 CROP Hunger Walk Houston
Location: Art Park on Sabine Promenade
150 Sabine Street at Memorial Dr.
Just west of downtown.
Registration: 1:30 pm
Walk Begins: 2:30 pm
Facts for action
Between 1990 and 2010, more than two billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources, such as piped supplies and protected wells.
11 percent of the global population - 783 million people - still remain without access to an improved source of drinking water.
The average distance women and children in developing countries walk each day to fetch water: 3.6 miles.