I was able to participate in the Exeter Area Interfaith Community Crop walk the second year in a row! I was asked to speak about Hunger in New Hampshire and in America and also to perform an inspirational piece. I was able to sing the song "More Love" by the Dixie Chicks. This song focuses on taking a step back from our busy lives and taking the time to reach out to those in need, help others, and love more. With more love we can work with each other and not against each other. I am so glad that I was a part of an event that raised $17,000! Congratulations to the wonderful team who put this event on and a special thanks goes to Paul Montana (St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry), Andrea (Crop Walk organizer), and Dwight. Your hard work has really helped our community and has impacted world hunger on a whole.
Check out the article from seacoastonline:
Crop Walk raises $17K
The Exeter Area Interfaith Crop Walk was Oct. 26 with more than 200 walkers demonstrating community compassion. Through this event, participants walked and raised almost $17,000 to support the hunger-fighting efforts of Church World Service, both locally and around the world.
In 2008, local food pantries will receive around $4,000 to aid fellow area residents in need, and some $13,000 will make possible the global work of Church World Service. Local agencies benefiting from the Crop Walk include Exeter Congregational Church Food Pantry, Feed My Lambs, Newfields Congregational Church Food Pantry, Pilgrim UCC of Brentwood, Kingston Food Pantry and the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.
Area churches participating include the Christ Episcopal Church, Exeter Congregational Church, Exeter United Methodist Church, Faith Lutheran Church, First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter, Greenland UCC, Kensington Congregational Church, Newfields Community Church, North Hampton UCC, Pilgrim UCC Brentwood-Kingston, North Hampton UCC, St. Michael's Catholic Church, and the Stratham Community Church.
Students from Exeter High School, Phillips Exeter Academy and Sanborn Regional High School and the North Hampton Junior Girl Scout Troop 675 also participated.