The CROP Walk raises awareness and funds for international relief and
development, as well as local hunger-fighting agencies.
Local beneficiaries are Crisis Assistance Ministry, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Loaves & Fishes.
The Charlotte area walk took place on October 14, 2012.
Katie Cushman, a 10 year old 5th grader, walked in her 2nd Charlotte CROP Walk (Communities Responding to Overcoming Poverty) in 2010. The Walk is a 6K walk through uptown Charlotte. She shared a few thoughts about the Walk and what it means to her to the Community Outreach Committee:
What does it mean to walk in the Crop Walk? Walking in the CROP Walk is about helping others, especially those who need food and water – their basic needs. The walk is a long distance and reminds me of how far people have to walk to get clean water.
What does it mean to your family? My family and especially my dad think that it is important to help people that are less fortunate.
What is the most challenging part of the Walk? For a kid, it is a very long walk - especially if you are thirsty. Part of getting ready for the Walk is preparing your mind to tackle something that is difficult. At the Walk this year I was near the back and they ran out of water, so I was especially thirsty at the end. I really got the idea of having to walk far just to get a drink.
What do you see when you go on the Walk? All these people that have to walk to get food and water. By watching all the people walk, it reminds me of all the people around the world that have to walk for food and water every day.
How do you feel after the walk? You feel really tired, but it gives you time to think about God and reflect on the other people that are participating. I am glad that we had several families from church.
Check out pictures of the SMPC CROP Walk Team 2010!
Bob Cushman 704.321.5262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.