CROP Walk 2013: "We Walk Because They Walk"
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. On Sunday community members took to the Lincoln Park track, walking to stop hunger and honoring those affected by the Boston bombings.
The annual CROP Walk is a nationwide event and has been held in the Grand Valley for more than 25 years. The event raises money for Church World Services, working to fight hunger globally. Twenty-five percent of funds will be used to fight hunger in Mesa County.
Before the walk, an interfaith service was held to pay tribute to those killed and injured in Boston.
Dan Wilkie, treasurer of Grand Valley Interfaith Network, said, "I think that people need to eat, and I've always felt like this was a good way of assisting people and helping people and helping the community get food that they need."
The organization collected more than $2,000 by the start of the race.
The theme of this year's CROP Walk is "We Walk Because They Walk", symbolizing the fact that people in other countries must walk long distances for food and water.