(Aberdeen, MD – October 11, 2008) – – The First Annual Harford CROP Walk was held on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Festival Park in Aberdeen, Maryland. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty and identifies interfaith hunger education and fundraising events sponsored by Church World Service (CWS) and organized by 21 CWS/CROP regional offices across the U.S. The CROP Walk included a 5K Run, a 5K Walk and a Mini Walk (around Festival Park) to raise funds to help in the fight against poverty and hunger both locally and globally.
The event was kicked off with introductions by Ms. Nancy Gavin, the local event organizer, and Aberdeen Mayor Michael Bennett. County Councilman Richard Slutzky (R-District E) handed out County Council and Harford County Government Proclamations to representatives from Harford Community Action Agency, Grace Place in Havre de Grace, Martha’s Meals in Aberdeen, and the Sharing Table in Edgewood. All of these organizations will receive part of the proceeds from the fundraising event.
Slutzky also presented proclamations to Howard Klein representing Klein’s Family Markets for their dedication and commitment in partnering with these agencies that provide support for Harford County families in need.
“These proclamations are being presented as a symbol for the respect and admiration we have for the work that you do on behalf of disadvantaged Harford County citizens,” Slutzky remarked. “These words only are not enough to convey our deep appreciation for your efforts.”