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Crop Walk adds Katrina victims to list

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Goal is nearly double last year's total

Come rain or shine, many people are gearing up to join in the Storm Lake Crop walk, on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. with registration at 1:30.

The two-mile walk will begin and end at "the church corner," Third and Lake.

Organized locally, the Crop Walk has set a goal of recruiting 100 walkers and raising $4,000 to help stop hunger in our community and around the world, through self-help initiatives. One-fourth of the funds raised here in Storm Lake will go to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

In the past that 25% would have been returned to Storm Lake to address local hunger issues.

Last year, walkers raised more than $2,000 in the Storm Lake Crop Walk.

The Storm Lake Crop Walk is one of some 2,000 Crop Walks taking place around the country this year. These interfaith, community events are sponsored by Church World Service, the relief, development, and refugee assistance are of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.

Crop Walkers are urged to ask family, friends, and co-workers to sponsor them for this event. Sponsor envelopes are available from area congregations.

For more information about the Storm Lake Crop Walk, contact Jared Madsen, Chairperson, or Rev. Duane Queen at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 732-2076.

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