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Saline CROP Hunger Walk 2012 This Sunday

Event will raise money to fight hunger.

The 12th Annual Saline Area CROP Hunger Walk 2012 will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7.  Registration begins at 1:30 pm with the Walk starting at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Saline.

The 5k walk raises money to help fight hunger around the world.

According to Saline Area Crop Hunger Walk Coordinator Margo Perry, anyone can still join the walk.

“All they have to do is show up at the door,” he said.

For those that don’t want to participate in the three mile event, a one mile event is also offered.

Over 2,000 communities across the U.S participate in the CROP Hunger Walk, sponsored by Church World Service. Funds raised will help support ministry of the Church World Service hunger fighting development efforts.  

According to the Web site, 25 percent of the funds raised locally stay in the community. Perry said money that stays in Saline will be donated to Saline Area Social Services.

“They have seen a huge increase in need over the past few years,” she said. “Especially for families with children.”

The walk will begin at the First United Methodist Church and include a lemonade rest stop at the First Presbyterian Church Prayer and Meditation Garden. The event will conclude back at the First United Methodist Church where walkers will arrive to hot food.

First United Methodist Church is located at 1200 North Ann Arbor Street at the corner of Woodland Dr. in Saline.

For more information visit www.cropwalk.org

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