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Time for a CROP Walk like none other


By Chris Christensen
 
Why is Pastor Paul walking from NK Fishline to Helpline House?  He's supporting the Bainbridge/North Kitsap CROP Hunger Walk!
 
During the month of September 2020 Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap faith communities and organizations are walking virtually together in our 24th annual Bainbridge Island/North Kitsap CROP Hunger Walk. You decide your route and activity while safely social distancing. We're asking everyone who can to help Bethany Lutheran Church reach these two goals:
1) more meals for the growing number of people who need them in our community
2) more food security around the world.
 
Monies raised go to Helpline and NK Fishline food banks (25 percent) and to Church World Service, an international relief organization that provides hunger relief, disaster assistance, animals and training to provide both food sources and saleable products, water and sanitary projects, and education opportunities around the world.  All three organizations are meeting increased need as well as adjusting their practices during the pandemic.
 
Every dollar raised in the Walk will be matched up to $20,000 -- with 25 percent of all funds raised going right to our local food banks, Helpline and Fishline.  There is a rumor that Bethany has their own matching donors.  If Bethany's donors and walkers raised $2,500 and that was matched by Bethany's matching donors, Bethany would raise $5,000.  That $5000 would be matched by an anonymous donor resulting in $10,000 raised for hunger relief - $2,000 of that would go to Helpline House's food bank program.
 
In these uncertain times, it feels great to be part of the solution. Helping meet the growing challenge for food security in our world and right here in our community.
 
Inspire others by posting your walk photos or messages to our Facebook group page: Bainbridge Island/North Kitsap CROP Hunger Walk
 
Please donate to or join our team today to make these goals a reality.  Stay safe -- and we hope to walk together again next year!
To donate or to register as a "Walker:"
 
To donate, click on "Donate."
To "Join a Team" click on "Join a Team" and follow instructions.
 
For 'Walkers' who have registered on the CROP Hunger Walk Bainbridge Island Wa site:
Instruct your donors to:
When Walker page opens, click on "Donate" and follow the instructions.
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