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C.R.O.P. walkers raise $35K to end hunger

Marie Havenga • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:09 AM

“We served bread and broth to signify what the people we’re walking for might be eating,” event spokeswoman Sheila Riley said. “We’re signifying that they are walking for everything they need — food, water, jobs, health. We’re trying to step into their shoes for the day.”

Riley said 25 percent of the funds raised will stay local — benefiting Love INC., The Salvation Army and The People Center.

“This is our 37th year doing this in the area,” Riley said. “There are 30-some churches that come together to do this. It’s very powerful to walk shoulder to shoulder with 300 people. You really feel like you’re making a difference.

“People look at you from their cars or their homes and say, ‘Wow, they stand for something,’” she continued. “They come out and want to know what it is.”

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