Sunday, September 17 at Stephens Lake Park was a great afternoon for gathering, for donating, for walking and for smashing goals!
Goal: 80 walkers; Result: we had 105 walkers present!
Goal: $23,000; So far... we received $7,208.83 at the Walk, plus we have approximately $9,000 in unduplicated donations online, plus others since... so, we are nearing a total of $18,000!
Goal: 500 combined miles by Columbia CROP Walk supporters in the lead-up days to the Sunday gathered event; Result: together, we walked 770.4 miles!
Your group may still win the Greatest Growth Award or the Top Fundraiser Award. Keep encouraging additions to your total donations; the deadline for submissions is November 3!
New Goal! Keep finding those generous donors and mailing those checks to our Treasurer or donate online!
Sunday, September 24 was a great day to begin a 300-mile CROP Walk... just ask Don!
Instead of one step at a time, Columbia resident Don Harter is on a Walk of more than 300 miles – one mile at a time – to complete the inaugural Cross Missouri CROP Walk. Why? His intent is to draw attention to the distances people in many communities around the world walk for water, food and education.
The Cross Missouri Walk will be done in two treks as an extension of the 28th annual Columbia CROP Hunger Walk held September 17.
Contact Don NOW, while he’s on the Trail to learn more about how you might join this Walk on any section/any distance to help Don keep going. Can't walk?... keep up with his daily adventures via Facebook, offer to help transport his pack and water, meet him at an access point and have a quick snack and chat.
The Eastern Trek (toward St. Louis) began at the McBaine access to the Katy Trail at 8:30 am on Sunday, September 24. The trek culminates at the St. Louis Area Crop Walk on Sunday, October 1.
The Western Trek (toward Kansas City) begins at the McBaine access at 8:00 am on Friday, October 6, with the first overnight being in Boonville, a 22-mile walk. The trek culminates at the Kansas City Heart of America Crop Walk on Saturday, October 14.