…is Going Virtual in 2020!
This the 51st anniversary since the first walk in Bismarck, ND, in 1969, the 28th annual Burke/Fairfax Area CROP Walk, and the 18th year Accotink has participated. What started as a single walk 51 years ago has grown to over 800 CROP Walks held nationwide each year, with over 110,000 CROP Walkers raising money and awareness for hunger relief.
Over the past 27 years, over 7000 Burke/Fairfax CROP Walkers have raised over $545,000, with over $135,000 of that staying locally to help hungry people in our community. Last year alone, we had ~340 walkers who raised roughly $33,000.
This money provides food for our hungry and disadvantaged neighbors while also supporting lifesaving initiatives around the world. It not only helps provide food and water, but also resources that empower people to meet their own needs ̶ things like seeds, tools, wells, water systems and training . . . which may be even more important.
This year, as the pandemic changes the way we do things, the good news is that you can still be part of this ‘making a difference’ tradition. Normally, our in-person walk would be held Sunday, Nov. 15; this year, it will be our first-ever virtual walk held over a one-month period . . . but the goal will be the same. There are many ways to participate, and it’s your choice! Check out some ideas (and more walk details) at www.burkecropwalk.org and www.burkecropwalk.org/participate.