The 26th annual Crop Walk is expected to draw scores of volunteers to downtown Farmington May 6, to raise funds that support worldwide efforts to alleviate hunger and provide emergency supplies.
Over the years, hundreds of people, young and old, families, seniors, children (and more than a few dogs) have participated in the event, a project of Church World Services. In 2011 almost 200 walkers, representing 18 churches and synagogues, raised $26,747.
Registration for the 2012 walk starts at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on Grand River.
A wide range of businesses provide refreshments for the walkers, cash donations to underwrite expenses and gift certificates for a silent auction to supplement income from the walk.
It’s not too late to be a part of the CROP Walk. To join, contact one of the participating groups – Antioch Lutheran Church, Farmington Hills Church of God, First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, First United Methodist Church of Farmington, Hope Lutheran Church, Temple Kol Ami/B’nai Israel, Nardin Park United Methodist Church, North Congregational Church, Orchard United Methodist Church, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Salem United Church of Christ, Servant Church of St. Alexander, St. John Lutheran Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, Universalist Unitarian Church, and Yad Ezra.
Donations can be made on line at cropwalkonline.org.
For more information, contact Rev. Mary Biedron, North Congregational Church, 248-848-1750.