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The Brasher Falls-Winthrop-North Lawrence CROP Hunger Walk was held Oct. 21. More than $1,700 was contributed, and approximately 40 walkers showed their support of hunger-fighting efforts. The Tri-Town Food Pantry will receive over $400 from this initiative, while the remaining funds will make possible the global work of Church World Service.

I extend my gratitude to everyone involved with this year’s walk. The CROP Walk is a unique opportunity for the area churches and community members to come together in support of both our local food pantry, and the global hunger epidemic. In addition to the many individual sponsors, two local businesses offered their support: the Tri-Town IGA Express donated a $50 gift card for the largest fundraiser, while Primabella’s gave a gift card to every walker. The Perry family, of Victory Baptist Church in Winthrop, gathered the most money in individual sponsorships.

Funds raised here in Tri-Town and in CROP Hunger Walks across the U.S. will make a difference in the lives of people around the world — from supplying clean water to thirsty villages in Kenya, to aiding dairy farmers in Bosnia, to assisting earthquake survivors in Haiti as they rebuild their homes and lives following massive devastation.

Volunteering, walking, donating — we all have shown that citizens of the north country are truly citizens of the world. See you next year at the CROP Hunger Walk, and God bless.

Gregg Stierheim

Brasher Falls

The writer is the pastor of the Brasher Falls United Methodist Church.

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