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Our Tenth Anniversary

BIRMINGHAM CROP HUNGER WALK

SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015

Registration at 1:30 PM
Walk Begins at 2:30 PM

 

Location:

Caldwell Park

Highland Avenue in Southside Area

In Front of Virginia Samford Theatre

 

THIS SUNDAY!  RAIN OR SHINE!

 

Due to the weather conditions, we will be issuing ponchos to all CROP Walk participants.  We plan to walk rain or shine, except in the event of severe weather.  Hunger doesn't stop for bad weather, so neither should we.

 

Weather Situation:

 

The weather situation is, of course, a major consideration around this big outdoor event.  And we are monitoring the weather very closely.  As in the last two years, we are not likely to cancel the event beforehand due to rain.  We will, as in the past, show up with all manner of positive expectations, ready to set up.  And, at the last minute, if deemed necessary, we will make a decision to go forward or cancel at that time.

 

We are optimistic and plan to go forward with the event.  Our feel for the situation is that the rain will not be as bad this year as in the past two years.  In fact, there is a good chance it might even clear up enough to actually have the event.  We expect the walk will take place under nothing more severe than drizzle or light mist conditions. 

  

Weather Forecast:

 

Here are some objective weather data that give us some hope for the weekend, especially Sunday…

 

--Sat:   High Temp 75° / Low Temp 60° / Good chance of showers and thunderstorms by afternoon / Hours of rain:  3 / Rain potential: 1 inch / Severe weather threat: None

 

--Sun:   High Temp  78° / Low Temp 65° / Occasional showers and thunderstorms  /  Hours of rain: 2  /  Rain potential:  ¾ inch  / Severe weather threat: None

 

Here is the James Spann (ABC 33/40 Weather) forecast for the weekend:

--Sat:  Rain will be moving into west Alabama at midday, becoming widespread during the afternoon and into Saturday night.  

 

--Sun:  Wet at times with occasional showers and thunderstorms.  With a large scale upper trough approaching, we will need to monitor weather conditions for severe weather potential, but for now it looks like instability values will be pretty marginal, and the overall risk looks rather low.  Rain amounts of 1-2 inches are likely over the weekend, and some flooding issues can't be totally ruled out.  High temperatures over the weekend will be in the 70s.

 

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MANY THANKS TO OUR 2015 CORPORATE SPONSORS
 

PLATINUM PARTNER

Enterprise Rent a Car

 

GOLD PARTNERS

Lovoy, Summerville & Shelton

Independent Presbyterian Church

 

SILVER PARTNERS
Baptist Church of the Covenant

First Christian Church

Outpatient Care Center

Alpha Kappa Alpha Soririty

Birmingham-Southern College
 



YOU ARE INVITED

The Birmingham CROP Hunger Walk
is the community coming together to raise money and awareness for hunger relief... locally and around the world.  Over 2000 CROP Walks happen every year nationwide.  Walkers are asked to obtain pledge dollars from family, neighbors, colleagues and places of worship for their participation in a 5 kilometer walk (3.1 miles). Everyone is invited to participate in the Birmingham CROP Hunger Walk.  It is a family walk event, not a race.  It's fun for all ages.

 

Registration and pre-walk activities begin at 1:30 PM.  The walk launches at 2:30 PM.  Join us in Caldwell Park before the start of the walk to socialize with your fellow walkers and enjoy the activities.

Join the CROP Hunger Walk!  It is a community event involving anyone who wants to fight hunger around the block and around the world.  The Birmingham CROP Hunger Walk encourages the active involvement of teams and individuals from public and private schools, civic and cultural groups, area businesses and all faith groups.

There is no fee to participate.  But each walker is encouraged to raise at least $100.  The Birmingham CROP Hunger Walk hopes to raise $12,000.

 

And everyone gets a free CROP Walk T-Shirt! 
 


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FUND RAISING MATERIAL

Team leaders, recruiters and participating walkers may pick up important registration, fund-raising, promotional, and educational materials (including collection envelopes, posters, brochures, video tapes, and dvds) at the following location:

Birmingham-Southern College
Norton Campus Center, Second Floor
Career Services Office
(205) 226-4719

Contact: Mr. Michael Lebeau

 



HELPING OTHERS

25% of the funds raised stay in the Birmingham area
to support local hunger and poverty fighting agencies.  Specifically, the Birmingham CROP Hunger Walk will support Greater Birmingham Ministries. The remaining money is used to alleviate hunger and poverty in 80 countries throughout the world.

In addition to assisting the homeless and impoverished families of the Birmingham area, CROP helps families in the US and around the world who are victims of disasters like the earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Katrina, refugees in Darfur, the tsunami of Indonesia, and African refugees fleeing war and famine in countries like Sudan or Niger. CROP also supports long-term development projects in the world's poorest communities... projects which can break the cycle of hunger and poverty like agricultural training, health clinics, micro-businesses, schools, and fresh water wells in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
 

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“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold service was joy.”

-RABINDRANATH TAGORE


"It's time for greatness, not greed. It's a time for idealism, not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but for compassionate action."
-MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN


"Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life."
-NELSON MANDELA

 

"Be servants of peace . . . Weep with those who are sorrowful, rejoice with those  who are joyful.  Teach those who are ignorant.  Care for those who are sick.  Serve your family . . .  Serve your neighbors . . . Serve your cities . . .  Serve the poor.  Join others who serve.  For in the end it will be the servants who lead us all."

-SARGENT SHRIVER
 


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