2018 CROP Walk committee, back row from left, Ted Williams, Wendee Brunish and Jeanne Butler. Front row from left, Lynn Wysocki-Smith and Becky Chamberlin. Courtesy photo
The 2018 CROP Hunger Walk/Turkey Trot is Sunday, Nov. 18 at Los Alamos Middle School.
Participants should arrive between 1 p.m. and 1:50 p.m. at the middle school cafeteria to register by signing a waiver and arrive early to get a t-shirt. The fun walk/run starts at 2 p.m. on the north end of the middle school parking lot.
Well-behaved non-reactive dogs whose owners pick up after them are welcome on short leashes, but cannot enter the school cafeteria.
After walking or running, there will be light refreshments with a 3 p.m. start time for the random drawings for turkeys and pumpkin pies.
This is an enjoyable family event where we all can make a positive difference by raising money to help the helpers. You can create your own donation page and ask your friends and family across the country to sponsor you, or donate directly to an individual or team from the overall Los Alamos page at www.crophungis erwalk.org/losalamosnm.
For more details, contact Lynn Wysocki-Smith, at email@example.com or 505.661.9619.
Donations will be accepted online or at the CROP Hunger Walk/Turkey Trot with cash or checks made out to “CROP Walk”.
The Los Alamos CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk & Turkey Trot raises money each year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 18 this year, to support the mission of one of the helpers, Church World Service (CWS). CWS is an inter-denominational organization that was formed in response to the aftermath of World War II, when they provided more than 11 million pounds of food, clothing and medical supplies to war-torn Europe and Asia.
In recent years, funds raised have helped provide emergency relief in our country to assist with flooding in Indiana and multiple hurricanes in the southern states. Internationally they have provided emergency relief for earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions in locations such as Haiti, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Japan. They provide microloans to people to start small businesses, help give consistent access to water, and support sustainable food access.