Shallotte/South Brunswick CROP WALK
October 13, 2009 –
Shallotte, North Carolina (NC) - Come rain or shine, many area
residents are gearing up to join in the Shallotte/South Brunswick
CROP WALK, on Sunday afternoon, Nov.8. The 5K (3.1-mile) walk will
begin and end at Calvary Baptist Church, 623 Village Rd., Shallotte.
Registration begins at 2 p.m. and step-off is at 2:40 p.m.
What is a CROP WALK? Local
walk co-chairs Bill and Ruth Anne Campbell Grothe explain it as
"neighbors walking together to take a stand against hunger in our
world. Together we raise awareness and funds for international
relief and development, as well as local hunger-fighting. As
individuals we can make a difference!"
Organized locally by the South
Brunswick Interchurch Council, the Shallotte/South Brunswick CROP
WALK has set a goal of 150 Walkers and hopes to raise $10,000 to
help stop hunger here in our community and, through self-help
development initiatives, around the world. A portion of the funds
raised here will go to the Shallotte Area Food Pantry operated by
the South Brunswick Interchurch Council. The pantry serves, on
average, more than 100 families each week, primarily from the South
Last year, approximately 100
Shallotte/South Brunswick Walkers raised $7,512, of which $1,878
remained in the community. Since 1991the local walk has raised
$108,042, of which $27,011 has been donated to the South Brunswick
Interchurch Council to address local hunger needs.
The South Brunswick
Interchurch Council is a nondenominational Christian organization
that offers help and hope to neighbors in need. Member congregations
work together to assist in the areas of food, clothing, shelter,
utilities, life skills, and spiritual guidance.
Contact Co-chairs Bill and
Ruth Ann Campbell Grothe at 575-1247 for more information about the
Shallotte/South Brunswick CROP WALK. Teams and individual walkers
are welcome, as are new sponsors.
2009 CROP WALK sponsors are
Church World Service; Camp, Seaside and Sharon United Methodist
Churches, Calabash Presbyterian Men's and Women's organizations,
Shallotte Presbyterian, Shallotte First Baptist, St James Episcopal
and its Episcopal Church Women, Knights of Columbus, and Security
Savings Bank, as well as BB&T-Calabash (water), Woodmen of the World
(apples) and Calvary Baptist (use of facilities and resources).
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