CROP Walk raises $7,000

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By WHIG STAFF RE­PORT

— Ce­cil County’s an­nual CROP Walk to end hunger world­wide raised just over $7,000, ac­cord­ing to or­ga­niz­ers.

The walk, based in North East, took place Oct. 2. The goal is $10,000, co­or­di­na­tor Jeffrey L. Gillespie said. Half the money raised stays in Ce­cil County to ben­e­fit hun­gry res­i­dents, while the other half is dis­trib­uted by

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Church World Ser­vices to global feed­ing min­istries. Gillespie said the global min­istries in­cludes re­lief ef­forts in ar­eas stricken by Hur­ri­cane Matthew.

Lo­cal hunger pro­grams that ben­e­fit from the walk in­clude Ray of Hope Mis­sion Cen­ter in Port De­posit, Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Out­reach pro­gram in Elk­ton, Com­mu­nity Kitchen and the Paris Foun­da­tion in Elk­ton, Hope Place Soup Kitchen Min­istry in Per­ryville and St. Mary Anne’s Food Pantry in North East.

Any­one who makes an on­line do­na­tion of $25 or more by Oct. 21 will re­ceive a 2016 CROP Walk t-shirt. Peo­ple can do­nate at www. cro­phunger­walk.org.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Gillespie via email at JGille­spie@holt­l­o­gis­tics. com

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