Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield to host 2009 CROP Walk

Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield is proud to announce that it will be the host church for the 2009 CROP Walk involving churches in West Springfield and Agawam.

The event, taking place Sunday, May 17, 2009, will seek to raise money to help Church World Service, a cooperative ministry of 35 Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican denominations that provides sustainable self-help and development, disaster relief and refugee assistance in some 80 countries, focusing specifically on local and global grassroots, hunger-fighting efforts (CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty).  

All those in the surrounding communities are encourage to participate by signing up sponsors who will support your participation in the walk.  This year CROP walks across the country will share more than $3.7 million with food banks, pantries, community gardens and other local efforts nationwide.

Learn more by visiting or by contacting Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield CROP Walk 2009 coordinator Ginny Tonelli-Green via email or at 543-8435.

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