Friday, July 18, 2014

Are you a Clown? We're not clowning around!



This year's walk is Saturday, November 8, and begins Simpson United Methodist Church, 2201 West Illinois Street.


Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the Walk at 10 a.m.

For more information or a donor packet, contact Rev. Phil Hoy - (812) 437-9295 or RevPhilHoyCROP@gmail.com.


Last year's total raised was $8,288.60.  Let's raise over $10,000 this year.

Al Spillman raised $1,739 last year. He dressed like a clown, but wasn't clowning around when he raised this amount.


Children in Crisis - CWS Response

Children in Crisis - CWS Response

Unaccompanied children and families need immediate assistance. CWS is asking for an additional $200,000 to provide legal services, spiritual care and other support for vulnerable children. Read the full appeal here.
Girl from Honduras

Legal Services for Unaccompanied Children

CWS will deploy Spanish-speaking legal staff and volunteers to the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, to interview children and their families and help them understand how to apply for protection. With additional support, CWS also hopes to provide pro-bono legal services throughout the U.S. where children and families are sent after initial screenings.

Spiritual Care for Unaccompanied Children and Families

CWS staff and volunteers current assist with religious services and provide support in a detention facility in Artesia, New Mexico. With additional resources, we will establish a similar presence in other detention centers, matching federally funded services with private contributions.

Showing Hospitality to Arriving Children and Families

CWS is receiving troubling reports that children and families are being dropped off after their initial screening in potentially vulnerable spaces, such as parking lots and bus stops. Funds are urgently required to meet immediate needs including food, water, clothing, diapers, medical care, housing and bus tickets for those being left without any support.

Here's how you can help:

Donate

Make a secure, online gift using the form on this page. Your generous help will support our response to the crisis with unaccompanied children and families.

Advocate

Call your Members of Congress and demand that they reject rollbacks to child protection law.
President Obama and some Members of Congress are proposing to weaken important legal protections for vulnerable children. This is wrong. We cannot allow thousands of children to be put at greater risk.

Get informed

The number of unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America and entering the United States has grown to more than 57,000 so far in fiscal year 2014. More than 300 are reported to be crossing into the U.S. daily. This crisis requires a robust humanitarian response.
Check out these resources for more information:
For Additional Advocacy and Congregational Involvement Resources, Click here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

CROP Hunger Walk Team meets new Regional Director for Church World Service

The Vanderburgh County CROP Hunger Walk Team met with the new Regional Director of Church World Service for Indiana and Kentucky.

The new Regional Director is John Dolon.

Over lunch we met for almost two hours discussing ideas for the forthcoming Hunger Walk on November 5, 2011. One of our purposes for the meeting was to discuss how to get more congregations and other groups to participate.

We will also be helping John to find contacts in other neighboring counties to begin walks in their own communities.

One big topic was learning and working to use the internet and on-line giving in productive ways.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Evansville CROP Walk establishes new email newsletter

Today the Evansville Hunger Task Force established a new email newsletter for the Evansville CROP Walk. The mailing list will be used to send out critical updates leading up to the local CROP Walk on Saturday, November 5, and for follow-up reports on the success of the Walk.

CROP Walkers and other supporters are encouraged to sign up for the E-Walk to receive periodic updates of the latest news regarding this year's CROP Walk.

The annual Evansville CROP Walk supports the work of Church World Service nationwide and internationally, as well as the Tristate Food Bank and the Evansville Food Pantry system.

Church World Service, a cooperative ministry of 36 denominations throughout the world, receives 75 percent of the proceeds from the walk. Working with partners in the United States and around the world, Church World Service builds interfaith and intercultural coalitions to eradicate hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice. Its ministries range from disaster response in the United States and other parts of the world to long-term sustainable grassroots development in more than 80 countries, including our own.

The Tri-State Food Bank and the Emergency Food Pantry System of Evansville divied equally the remainder of the proceeds. The Food Bank serves food pantries, soup kitchens and other programs feeding the hungry in 33 Tri-State counties. The Food Pantry System will serve more than 17,000 four-day supplies of food to local families this year.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2011 CROP Walk Date and 2010 CROP Update

IMPORTANT CROP NOTES AND QUESTIONS

The 2011 CROP Hunger Walk will take place on Saturday, November 5. The walk will begin and end at East Side Christian Church. Please mark your calendars.

Are any of you still collecting money? We need to know this as soon as possible for our final report.

Have any of you sent funds directly to Church World Service? If so please let us know the amount so that you can be credited. Church World Service has informed us that they have received "Church Money" but did not tell us which churches sent it.

Thanks for your help.

Rev. Phil Hoy, CROP Walk Chair

812 437 9295
revgph@aol.com

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Quick Update -- First Report

CROP Walk Report
Thanks to all of you who walked or donated this year for the CROP Hunger Walk.
We had 77 walkers from 17 groups and so far have raised $5,182.25.
If you have more funds to turn in please let us know.
Thank you.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel has declared "CROP Hunger Walk Day"



Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel has declared Saturday, November 6th as "CROP Hunger Walk Day".

There is still time to join us if you haven't yet...


The 38th annual CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk will take place Saturday, November 6, 2010

Location: East Side Christian Church

Time: Registration is from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Walk Begins at 10 a.m.

CROP, or Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty, is the oldest event of its type in the Evansville area, and the Evansville CROP Walk is the longest running CROP walk in the state of Indiana.

Monies raised for the CROP Walk are divided between Church World Service, the Tristate Food Bank, and the Evansville Food Pantry Consortium.

For more information, contact:

Rev. Phil Hoy, CROP Walk Chair
revgph@aol.com

CROP Walking...

CROP Walking...