Portland Crop Walk, April 9, 10am.

March 24, 2011 at 7:16 am Leave a comment

A CROP Hunger Walk set for Saturday, April 9, in downtown Portland will raise money for local food assistance programs and international relief efforts through Church World Service. In supporting this fundraising effort, Mayor Sam Adams has proclaimed the day CROP Hunger Walk Day.

The event, sponsored and coordinated by First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland, will begin at 10 a.m. at 3 NW Third Ave., and wind 2.6 miles through the city past many of the homeless assistance agencies and City Hall. Members from several faith communities will be joining in the walk.

Anyone interested in participating in the walk may attend an organizing rally at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave., 7 to 8 p.m., March 23. Lynn Magnuson, the managing regional director for the CWS/CROP Regional Office will speak to the group.

Seventy-five percent of the money raised from the walk will go to Church World Service for relief efforts around the world, including those in Japan. Fifteen percent of the money will go to the Northeast Emergency Food Program at Luther Memorial and 10 percent will go to the Oregon Food Bank.

Church World Service is a cooperative ministry of 37 Christian denominations and communions working together to eradicate hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice among the world’s most vulnerable people.

More information about the CROP Hunger Walk and rally is available by contacting the event coordinator at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ron MacKenzie, at: ron.w.mackenzie@ http://www.facebook.com/l/0ecffvCvHSBAXFrf0dfleuZ8aGA/gmail.com.

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