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Sunday, October 8, 1995
21st Annual Washtenaw County
CROP/Hunger Walk
The wa lk will begin and end at
Bethlehem United Church of Christ 423 S. 41h Ave.
Registration begins at 1 :30 pm
Interfaitfi Counci£ for Peace & Justice
730 Tappan, .::tnn Jlr6or, Micfiigan 48104 {313) 663-1870
HJV /AIDS Resource Center (HARC)
The Center will use funds raised to supply their food pantry and
increase the delivery program. The pantry supplies food to
people living with HIV I AIDS, as well as those directly affected
by the disease. such as family members or caregivers.
Meals on Wheels • Ypsilanti
Meals on Wheels delivers meals to homebound elderly, handicapped,
ill and those recuperating from recent hospitalization.
Meals are delivered Monday through Saturday with 160
hot meals and 45 cold meals delivered each day.
Motor Meals of Ann Arbor
Motor Meals of Ann Arbor delivers meals to homebound Individuals
Monday through Friday serving 108 clients each day.
Two meals are delivered to each client.
Packard Community Clinic
The Clinic is a low income whollstlc medical clinic. Many patients
have to choose between paying for medication or tor
food. The money raised from this year's walk will be used to
increase their voucher food program.
SOS Crisis Center
The Center has two food pantries. The first, at 114 N. River
Street supplies food to anyone in the community every Tuesday.
The second is located at the Centers Shelter "Prospect
Place". This pantry is available to all shelter residents every
day o~ the wee!od .tnd 'hl'lll'1 Ill lllJi, 1Juab "hl' h.l\ c hl'cn .lnUsl'J
Standing Up For Children
\\"ttbout adequate nutntioo before btnb and to the first fe" ~ears of
life, a chtld rna~ encounter ph~ steal and mental hardshtp~ that could last a
lifetime The old sa: tog , "_-\n ounce oi pre' ention is wonb a pound of
cure," bas ne,·er been ... o true as" hen dcal!ng wtth the hfe of a ~oung cbtld
Io June of thts year. O\ er ::!00,000 people came together to Stand For
Children in Wasbtngton. D.C On October 5, citizens of ~hcb1gan ''ill
continue to Stand for Children at the Capitol building 1n Lansing (Call
ICPJ 663-l870 for details) The focus of Stand For Chtldren is to ratse
3\\ areness of the problems aifecting children, and to rededtcate ourse)\·es
to maklng cbtldren the tirst pnonty of our natton
One or the ISSUes (aetng our children IS hunger (see facts heiO\\) Endtog
childhood hunger ma: seem like a monumental, almost unreahzable,
JOb. but there was a time when some thought that ending slaYet: tn the r .s.
'' as "impossible"? In the case of sla\Ct:, putting an end to such a gross
human rights abuse dtd not happen o,·erntght, but through untold numbers
of people. each taking an mdindual action that contnbuted to the final
result The same IS true for ending hunger · if enough people continue to
take little steps, the larger problem can be put to rest Such efforts ba,-e
alread~ made tremendous progress m certain areas, but much more still
needs to be done.
\\"e congratulate and commend :ou for tak1ng one step tn ending bun·
ger, espectall~ as felt b: children. b: partiCipating in the CROP Hunger
\\"alk \\'e also hope that you ''Ill conunue to make a stand for endmg
hunger by pan1c1patmg tn other actl' lttes throughout the ~ear that may
seem small (te reading a book about hunger. fasung, or'' ntlng a letter to
Congress about hunger). hut are an tmportant part of standing up for chtldren.
Hunger Facts
• ~k,re than ~ 10- of C.S children under aee 18. and ~5'·..- of ch1ldren
under age 6 are p..'l(lr This is double the child-poverty rate of any
l)tbcr mdustnal Cl'UOtT\ L'.S. Cemu.s Bureau atld Luxemb(lur~ Income Swdv
• .-\pprO\ImateJ: 4 mtlli~1D children under age 12 1n the l" S- are bung~ .
and an additiOnal 9 6 million are at mk ~_,f hunger. Th1s mean!i that .::!9CC
l'f t -S Children- ffil)TC than one 10 lour- are hungry or at risk of hunger,
Cc>/1111111111(!-Cluldlwcd Hun~er /dl?lltlficarw/1 Pro;ecr rCCH/?1 and FN>d
Re•warch and .4ctlllll Ct•nra
• Ewn short pen~"'h of undcrnUlnt1on can affect ehlldreo\ beha' •or.
~l.l£0111Äe de,ell'pmentand future prl-.Juctl\ ll~ Tufts Cnt\r!TSity Cen:er Cit:
Hrmr:.·r: P01·ern· .m.J Yllfrlflt'll
• Cbthlrcn "bo panicipate tn the Scho.__,) Bre.lkfast Program ba' c stgm1il
·antl~ le\\ er ahsence" !'rom sch'"-'' and ~c.: ore much tx-ncr 1.1n -;tanJard·
tlt'd achle,emenlli.''-IS l!na.~ .\ampJ''"· \\e•tr:m,111. Rc>rur5 1\anl CWHOURRLCDH
twa,lk thrPtt~~~a
~ommuntty~, a•med · at , drant~U~rtg i the rea.h~:y Wqf rhJUtg~r.,. raJst~
conununi · C()rtsciQ\lSnesS, $@ invitin conunitmenttd ~hall . '' , .· ,
Walk Day Schedule Of Events
I :30 p.m. Registration
2:00 Send-Off Service
2:15 Walk Begins
4:00 to 6:00 Fellowship Hour • Washtenaw County Hunger Walk History
Since the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice initiated the first
Washtenaw County Hunger Walk in J 975, we have mised over
$774,887 to help hungry people in our county, across our nation and
around the world. Church World Service, a Protestant Christian
agency, initiated lhe walk idea and last year provided resources for 114
community CROP Walks in Michigan alone, raising over $1.8 million.
Our Walk, a major interfaith effon, seeks to involve and serve the whole
of our county, gratefully aware that people in Chelsea, Manchester and
Ypsilanti are also holding CROP Walks today.
Making A Difference With CROP Money
One-fourth of the funds we raise will be given to the Washtenaw
County Agencies listed inside this bulletin. The balance will help on
national and worldwide programs. Unless designated, these funds will
be administered through the worldwide programs of Church World
Service. In partnership with agencies in
(\ many lands, it Church World Service
CHUitCII supports self-help development, meets
&; WORLD emergency needs, and helps address the
C ~ ::> SllrYICI root causes of poverty and powerlessness.
,.m TtMS Of Because CROP Walks are ecumenical, V oEif-nttOI'f inteifaith events, sponsors may designate
thetr gifts to other IRS approved,
mternational hunger-fighting agencies. 18
of these are listed on the Walkcr•s Sponsor Envelopes, and may
designated when pledging support to a walker.
For lnformatioll On The Wathte11aw Cormty CROP Walk,
Call: Interfaith Council for Peace & Jr~stice - 663 1870
25th Anniversary
Washtenaw County I Ann Arbor
CROP Hunger Walk
Sunday, October 1 0, 1 999
Zion Lutheran Church
150 1 West Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Since there will never cease to be some in need 011 the earth,
I therefore command you, uopcn your hand to the
JXXJr aJld needy neighbor in your land "
-Deutel'Onomy 15:11
Host Churches & Walk Co-ordinators
Twenty Five Years
1975- 1999
1975 - Zion Lutheran
1976 - First United Methodtst
1977 - St. Clare & Temple Beth Emeth
1978 - First Presbyterian
1979 - St. Andrew's Episcopal
1980- St. Mary's Student Chapel
1981 - Zion Lutheran
1982 First United Methodist
1983 - Pioneer II.S. I Trinity Lutheran
1984 - Zion Lutheran
1985 - Huron High School
1986 - Zion Lutheran
1987 - St. Francis Catholic
1988 - Westside Methodist
1989 - Bethlehem UCC
I 990 - First Presbyterian
199 I - Zion Lutheran
1992 - First United Methodist
1993 St. Francis Catholic
1994 - St. Thomas Catholic
1995- Bethlehem UCC
1996 - St. Mary's Student Chapel
1997 - First United Methodist
1998 - First Presbyterian
1999- Zion Lutheran
Ron Cary & Mike Winnell
Mike Winnell
Mike Winnell
Mike Winnell
Thomas Hayes
Thomas Ilayes
Thomas Ilayes
Thomas & Kathy Hayes
Thomas Ilayes
Lenore Binns
Chuck Barbieri I Tara Ward
Chuck Barbieri
Chuck Barbieri
Chuck Barbieri I Donna Ainsworth
Donna Ainsworth
Donna Ainsworth
Donna Ainsworth
LaVerne jackson Barker
LaVerne jackson Barker
Rob Carpenter
Rob Carpenter
Rob Carpenter
Russ Fuller
Russ Fuller
Russ Fuller
The Walk torifly is being hru1ed by Z1v11 Lutheran Church, the site of lite I st
Walk in Woshtc:nsw County / Ann Arbor 25 ~lli'S ~o. Zion Luthcl'lJ./1 Church
has hosted the Walks 6 /Jmes dunr~g the 25 years.
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Pre- Wttlk A1usJc in the SancfuaJy
The Willi~ l'atll'rson Our Own Thin~ Chorale
2:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Send Off Service
Welcome from Pastor David Bracklein
Zton Lutheran Church
Walk Coordinator · Russ fuller, ICPJ
• Resolulton from Ctty of Ann Arbor
Recogmtion of many It me walkers
rr:pr~·ntc:d by Dr..m 1:1bcr, Ann Arbor News
• Words of thanks to David Bower
Church World Service, Regtonal Director
• Twenty-fifth Anmver·sary Book
• WALK lnstnrctions
Song dedtcatcd to ALL Walkers
'"We are marchtng m the light of God" (see insert)
Led by Our Own Thtng Chorale
2:15 p.m.
25th Anniversa1y Walk begins!!
Thanks to . ..
• Ann Arbor Emergency Radio Team
• Ann Arbor Junior League
• Ann Arbor News
• Coleman's Farm Market
• Ed's Bread
• Food and Drug Mart
• Graphic Designer - Kelly Van Singe!
• Kolossos Printing, Inc.
• McDonald's
• WALK Photographer - Neal Kessler
• Willis Patterson Our Own Thing Chorale
. .... and to the many volunteers who have given
countless hours in planning for this 25th
Anniversary CROP Walk.
25 tfi .!Jlnniversary
fJ!f}aslitenaw Coun ty/5Zln.n 5Zlr6or
C!l{_OP J!unger Waf!(
ÄÄ't~lket~~ lt•m e Fir.H Presbytertctll Clmrcli o(Awt Arbor
for the 1998 \Volk
Suntfay, October 10, 1999
rnie rHJa[k 'JttJi(( 13egiu ~n.a Jlt
Zion Lutheran Cfiurcfi
1501 'Hlest Li6erty in Jl.nn Jlr6or
'1\§.gistratioTt: 1~30 p.m.
Concert 6y Our Own 'l' 1:40 p.m.
Se.ruf·OffSeroia: 2:10p.m.
Spcm.\ 6y lntt!rfoitfi Cmmcc( for Pear~ & .7ustiu
with tfit• ·'up port nf tfu: Micfrigan O((iu of Cliurclt '11'orM Smtiu
1999 Local Hunger ProJ!ram Recipients
'111c Washtcn:m County agcnw!!' bcmg hCI[X:d h)' tht~ )'CaJ's Walk prm~tk' a
wttlc range nt Sci'\ icc..'. \\'c list those th:ll arc hung~..·r rd~th.:d.
A II> :tu 1\ l il&tn ...
. . oilers scn:rdl·hdp
li.xKI prPjccts !>Udl a~ bulln 111 nur parade ol Walkers out the dnnr
h•r this 199lJ r\nnin:rsar) Walk.
We Walk Because We Care That. ..
• 3-I .OIJO children under ageS dil! every OJ)' lrt~m hunger and prt:\'l'lllilhll'
• ~11 1/t ol Suh-SahJran Allie an children an.: undernourished. ant! mal null ilion
itl ltlHnts tur half of all qeaths among pre-sehoul ctulllrcn.
• Wars in plw.:cs such as Koso~o 'Und Ilosni:.. han: kit many thousan{ls lil
relugeeS4people whose livCJi are disrupted so till')' arc unahk' tn
ll!cd lhcnil;dvcs or their ramilics.
• flurru:ancs such "us "Mitch" cnntinuc tn lean: pl'Ople homcll:ss and hungr: .
many lrll' 2. 3. or c\'Cn 5 years.
• "nk•rc :m: mnre than 100 million ·'street Lhildren" JrOunll thl' \\Ofld. whn tl~>
nn1 knr hunger.
Our Walk is a witness of the county-wide inti!rlhith community. 25'7c of
the money received is designated in grants tn agencies within our own
county. The balancl! goes to work in the wid..:r world In partnership
with agencies in many lands and various faiths. CWS suppons sdf-hclp
dcvclopment, m«.-ets emergency needs. and hc.:lps address the root causes
of poveny and powerh!ssncss. Unless designated. funds an.!
atlministcred through tl11! worldwide programs of Church World Service.
Sponsors may. howt:vcr. th::signatc thdr gifts to other IRS approved
intemmional hunger-lighting agencies. A list of these is shown on tre
Walker's Sponsor Envelope.
'Valk Day Schedule Of Events
1:30 p.m. Registration
2:00 Send-Off Service
2:20 Walk Begins
3:30 to 5:00 Fellowship ~leal for Happy \Valkers
Educational display at rest stops and at the meal. along with
representatives oflocal agencies being hdpcd this year. will help us
understand the impact of our Walk.
For Information On The Waslltenaw County CROP Walk,
Call: Interfaith Cmmcil for Peace & J ustice -- 663-1870
Join Our
Our goal is to raist $70,000 in tliis, tfit 27tli ytar for tfit
'Waslittnaw County 'WalK, 'Witli tliat wt 'UJi[[ liavt
provitfetf over $1 mi£B.on in lit[p to our liu11ff1Y ntitJii.Dors.
Suntfay, Octo6er 7, 2001
'11u 'Wal,twil! 6tgin antf tntf at
fJJetlileliem 'llnitea Cnurcn of Cnrist
423 S. 1"ourtfr. ~vt. in. Jllnn k6or
!R.Igistration: 1:30 p.m. Stntf-Off Struict: 2:00p.m.
'Wafklrs '1Jepart: 2:20p.m.
Jil.n Inteifaitfl. Community '£vent
Sponsored 6y Interfaitn Council for Peau & Justice
'U-ftli tlie Support of tlie Micliigan Offia of Cfw.rcli 'Wo& Strvi.u.
Local Hun2er Pro~:rams Beine Helped
25% of the funds raised by our walk Is assigned in grants to agencies
serving hungry people in our own area. The five Washtenaw County
Walks coordinate their grants to avoid uMecessary duplication. 'Those who
will be helped by our Walk this year provide a wide range of services
beyond the food-related ones noted below ..
AlP In Milan .•
... distributes food to some 100 families in the Milan School Disttict
monthly as wen ~ !YOViding meals on wheels. It also has a food pantry
and helps clients with self-help food concerns. Increases in heating bills
and rent has make the ooed more urgent.
Avalon Housine-PIIot Llc,ht Project ...
.. .is an organization of Avalon tenants aiming to help them increase their
self--determination and access to resources. The CROP grant will help
them buy shares in the Community Farm, where tenants volunteer time
and receive regular fresh food distributions of the farm's produce.
Brown Chapel AME -Good Samaritan Ministries ...
... supports Ypsilanti's needy with a hot meal each Friday. distribution (and
often delivery) of groct.'ries. transponation and omer services in one of
Ypsilanti's major food programs for the needy.
Hope Medical Ojnjc ••
... serves 30 households weekly with an emergency food bank, and
annually provides more than 5000 hot meals on Saturdays and Sundays.
Motor Meals of Anp Arbor ...
... delivers two nuttitious meals dally to over 200 senior. disabled. and ill
clients. 125 clients are also served on Saturday with a three-meal delivery.
Northfield Human Seoices of Whitmore Lak,e ...
.... offers a food bank to help those with low incomes or emergencies in
northern Washtenaw County. Special holiday food help is also provided.
St. Andrew's Breakfast Prozram ...
.. .is now averaging over 120 people at their daily breakfasts. The clients are
of all ages. alone Cl" with families. underemployed. disabled. lonely. 60%
are homeless. Bag luncheons are also given clients.
The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County ...
... provides daily lunches to 100 shelter clients and other low Income
persons, plus dinner each Saturday and Sunday.
Special Non-Perishable Food Offerin~
We urge Walkers to bring offerings of non-perishable foods. and ask
congregations to collect special food offerings on Walk Day. These
should be brought to the Walk site. This year's food offering will be
shared by Peace Neighborhood Center and SAFE House of the
Domestic Violence Project. Peace Neighborhood Center
provides area children and teens with breakfast and after school food
programs, and helps some 350 families with emergency and holiday
food assistance. SAFE House offers housing and food to hundreds
of survivors of domestic violence and their children each year.
We know that today .....
...... 1.3 billion people, 20% of the human in absolute
poverty, with incomes under $1 a day .
..... 828 million people are hungry-more than the total population of
our hemisphere .
..... 7 million people die from hunger-related causes annually--most of
them from chronic und~r-nutrition .
..... Children are the most vulnerable. Over 15.000 die every day
from hunger-related causes .
.... .36 million people in our own nation live ~low
the poverty line. 1 U.S. child in 5 (1 in 4 who are
under age 5) lives in poverty.
But, through a CROP Walk, We can take
steps toward a better world ....
..... $15 given to sponsor a CROP Walker can provide a struggling
Haitian farmer with a n~~ded hoe, shovel and rake .
.... $100 turned in by a CROP Walker can purchase the pipe
necessary to bring clean water to a whole village .
..... $500 raised in a CROP Walk can provide tishing nets and J ,000
baby fish for fish farmers in the Bolivian Andes--a new source of
protein and income for families .
..... a $30 contribution to a CROP Walker can put a minefield probe in
the hands of a de-miner in Cambodia or the Balkans. Farmers take
great risks if they work a field full of landmines .
..... $180 raised by a CROP Walker can buy a month's supply of oral
rehydration therapy for 200 children .
..... $1200 in a CROP Walk grant to a local agency can purchase
7200 pounds of food for a food cupboard or meal program.
Our {jf!al Is fJ'o •••••
• raise$ 70,000 to fiJp fumary peopfe
liere an4 tu'OU1U{ tfu flJOTU{.
· • fitlp 700 walqrs 6etter
Ufmtify 'lllitli tfu miiBons
wiW CactsrJ.fficient foot!.
• raise OUT communitys
consciousness of tfu
sfwme/u£ ruzllms
of fum.ger in our otU worU.
The Washtenaw County CROP Hunger Walk was begun in
1975 by the Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice. Each year we have
worked with and been resourced by Church World Service, a Protestant
Christian agency that initiated the CROP WALK idea. 149 Michigan
communities (over 2000 across the nation) held CROP Walks last year.
With this, our 27th Washtenaw County Walk, we aim to surpass the $1
milUon mark for funds we have raised to provide immediate relief and
long-term solutions for hunger in our world.
Our Walk is a witness of the county-wide interfaith community. Each
year 25% of the money received is designated in grants to agencies
within our own county. 1be balance goes to work in the wider world.
Unless designated, those funds are administered through the worldwide
programs of Church World Service. SJX>nsors may, however, designate
their gifts to other IRS approved international hunger-fighting agencies.
A list of these is shown on the Walker's SJX>nsor Envelope. In
partnership with agencies in many lands and various faiths, each of these
supJX>rts self-help development. meets emergency needs, and helps
address the root causes of poverty and powerlessness.
Our Walk Day Schedule Of Events
1:30 p.m. Registration
2:00 Send-Off Service and Distribution of Maps
2:20 Walkers Depart
3:30 to 5:00 Fellowship Meal for Happy Walkers
Educational displays at rest stops and at the meal
will highlight the importance of our Walk.
For Information On The Washtenaw County CROP Walk,
Call: lnterfaiJh Council for Peace & Justice-- 663-1870

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