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Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk
What are you doing Sunday, November 18? Would you like a way to visit with friends, make new friends, enjoy the outdoors, get exercise, AND help change the world?
For a few hours and a few miles, friends and neighbors in your community will join together in a common cause to help hungry people at home and around the world and help victims of disasters just like Hurricane Sandy. This family-friendly event is open to all.
Join in the 20th Annual Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk and give yourself the gift of knowing you are making a difference. Walk details and registration available online at www.burkecropwalk.org
CROP Hunger Walk is the oldest nationally-based walk for hunger in the U.S. All around the U.S., these walks are ending hunger one step at a time and you can be a part of it! Invite your friends and family to join you on November 18 and walk with an estimated 400 other neighbors who want to help others.
All walkers must register. There is no registration fee, however, walkers are encouraged to set a personal fundraising goal and to sponsor themselves.
The Walk begins at Living Savior Lutheran Church, Fairfax Station, and ends at Fairfax Presbyterian Church, Fairfax (6K/3.6 miles). At Fairfax Presbyterian, a short celebration is planned so that walkers can join together in celebration of the community spirit of common mission purpose; there will be light snacks, live music, and a few fun awards. Shuttle buses will be available. Registration is at 1:30 p.m., and the walk begins at 2:00.
Optionally, walkers are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for the local ECHO food pantry.
Since 1993, the Burke Area CROP Hunger Walk has been bringing together friends and neighbors from the Burke, Springfield, Fairfax Station, Fairfax, and Clifton communities in a common purpose: helping hungry people at home and around the world. In those 19 years, over 4,600 Burke area CROP Walkers have raised over $270,000, which has provided food, shelter, and emergency relief to people in need locally and globally.
By walking together, talking together, and laughing together, we learn more about each other and more about the world. Join us!
|Where||Living Savior Lutheran Church 5500 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039 (The Walk begins at Living Savior Luther Church, goes north on Route 123, ending in Fairfax at Fairfax Presbyterian Church.)|
|Time||2:00 pm–4:00 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families, Seniors|
More About Living Savior Lutheran Church
In contrast to the historic churches it neighbors, Living Savior was founded fairly recently, in 1984. The young Lutheran church underwent significant construction in 2010, adding a brand new sanctuary. As part of the church's efforts to reach out to George Mason students and other young Christians, "contemporary" services are regularly held at Living Savior. The church works to support abused women and children in the area and also works to feed the hungry in local communities. Church youth go on mission trips annually; members have traveled to the Gulf Coast for a number of mission trips over the past five years. One church member remarks that services are attended by "a wide range of ages," including many young families, George Mason professors and "a lot of young adults, because of the college."