Get walking in Wantagh

May 18, 2012 by  

This coming Sunday, May 20, the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church will be holding its 31st annual CROP Hunger Walk. The walk is held to raise awareness and funds for hunger and supports international and local relief. The Freeport Emergency Food Pantry will receive 25% of the funds raised, with the remaining balance going to the Church World Service to support its programs both locally and internationally.

For the second year in a row, the walk will be entitled the “Grace MacMillan Memorial CROP Walk” in honor of Grace MacMillan, who passed away in 2009. MacMillan was an organizer and keen supporter of many of WMCC’s charitable programs.

The walk will begin at WMCC, located in Wantagh, which is close to Hicksville, New York. It is five miles long and registration will begin at 1:00 pm, with the walk itself beginning half an hour later. There is also an alternate one-mile route for those who do not wish to complete the five-mile course. The Church World Service is looking for donations or pledges to the walkers and volunteers are also needed for assistance during the walk.

Printing companies are likely to be hard at work creating promotional materials and banners for this charitable cause. Flyers and other handouts would do a good job of increasing awareness of the event to draw in more donors, walkers, and volunteers. Brochures and other informational packets might also help to educate people on the work of the Church World Service as well as the worldwide and local issues with hunger.