While our team contributed last month to NEDA,an organization that raises awareness for eating disorders, FIRST Team 1403 spent this week taking part in a walk to “end hunger, one step at a time.”
The Christian Rural Overseas Program, or CROP, has been holding walks like this since the 1960s to raise both money and awareness for the plight of hunger, both locally and internationally. With over 2,000 of these walks organized throughout the world, CROP has taken a serious commitment to improving the welfare of others in the community, raising over $294 million in the past 20 years from the fundraisers. Interestingly, the money donated to the Walk does not only go to children abroad; 25% of the money raised goes to local food banks and similar organizations.
On October 20th, members from Team 1403 gathered at the Montgomery United Methodist Church to participate in the walk, a 5k trail from the church to nearby Montgomery Park and back. After a very enlightening service, we embarked on the walk, which lasted about two and a half hours, from 2:00pm to 4:30pm. Overall, our team contributed over $250 to the cause, thanks to the hard work of our team members.