Housing Forward is one of the 10 agencies that our 36th annual Hunger Walkathon West CROP Walk raises funds for. Their important work in our community can be described in many words but a video, see below, gives you the depth of commitment of this agency to help people here in our community.
Since 1992 they have been providing not only help with housing as well as treating the whole person and their family on issues of health, schooling, etc. Their staff uses their skills and compassion to see the person and their situation to help them. Just recently they have started an initiative called Sojourn House to help bridge homelessness and stable housing. It provides temporary housing needs here in our community.
There are other services they provide the individual and/or their family. We are thankful they are in our community helping people in need.
We ask you to join us Sunday, May 5, 2019 for our walk to raise money and awareness for Housing Forward and the other 9 agencies we donate to.
We held our Recruiter Rally yesterday and it was well attended. This was for our packet pick-up, the materials these recruiters will use in their churches and businesses to promote the walk in helping to End Hunger One Step At A Time.
These recruiters are an important part of the walk. Without their help and dedication in getting people involved we would not be as successful has we have been. Last year we raised $82,500.00 with approximately 400 participants. One of the results was recognition nationally by CWS that our walk was #9 in the United State and #3 in online giving.
Impossible, we think not. One of our champions is Doug Wyman who not only is on our planning team but one of the recruiters at Ascension Church in Oak Park. He has set a goal of $100,000.00 for our walk this year. Listen to Doug talk about why he walks and goal setting. This was recorded in 2014.
Ascension Church was #8 in the country in raising money and First United Church was #27 in the country.
All of this happens with recruiters informing and encouraging people to join the walk.
Some photos from the day.
Please join us Sunday, May 5, 2019 to make all of this possible to feed the hungry here and around the world. Join us to reach our goal.
We have starting our planning sessions for our 36th annual Hunger Walkathon West CROP Walk. The amount raised to date is $1,500,000.00 to #endhungernow
Along with our 36th year of the walk is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of these walks that started all those years ago.
We are happy to continue our tradition of helping people in our community and around the world.
Please join us Sunday, May 5, 2019 and make this another successful walk to provide food locally to the 10 agencies that we support and food and programs around the world.
Sign up today and join this wonderful event.