Church taking part in global poverty walk
Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) in Keaau is participating in a global walkathon Saturday to fight poverty and beat its own Guinness World Records feat.
The Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty will begin at noon at Hilo Bayfront Park. It will take place simultaneously with more than 350 congregations of Iglesia Ni Cristo in 44 countries around the globe.
The Philippine Christian sect led a similar walk in 2014 to raise awareness for victims of the super typhoon Yolanda. Nearly 520,000 people from 16 countries globally participated in that event, achieving the Guinness record for the largest charity walk in 24 hours in multiple venues.
Resident minister Sean Adam said hundreds of East Hawaii residents are expected to participate.