Come rain or shine, many area residents are gearing up to join in the Sunnyside Crop Walk, which is set to take place Saturday, April 23, beginning at 9 a.m. The three-mile walk will begin and end at the Chief Kamiakin Elementary School parking lot on Lincoln Avenue.
Organized locally, the Sunnyside Crop Walk has set a goal of having 100 walkers participate in this year's event. Organizers are hopeful that this year's Crop Walk will raise $5,000 to help stop hunger, not only in the local community but around the world, through self-help development initiatives.
Last year, 30 walkers help raise more than $2,300 for the Sunnyside Crop Walk.
A portion of the funds raised in Sunnyside will go to the newly organized Christian Care program, sponsored by the Sunnyside Ministerial Association with the cooperation of the Sunnyside Police Department. This program provides vouchers to people in emergency need of food, lodging or gasoline.
The Sunnyside Crop Walk is one of an estimated 2,000 interfaith, community Crop Walks taking place around the country this year under the theme, "You Make a Difference." This year many of those participating in the local Crop Walk will be wearing t-shirts depicting some of the ways they are helping to make a difference, including helping area food banks, developing water resources in Africa and helping uprooted families around the world.
For more information on the Sunnyside Crop Walk contact Katie Haney at 837-4314.