West Heights UMC has been a long-time participant in the annual CROP Hunger Walk that occurs nationwide. This event is sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs - something CWS has learned through some 70 years of working in partnership around the world. In addition to helping fight hunger worldwide, the local Wichita CROP Hunger Walk chooses to return 25 percent of the funds it raises to hunger-fighting programs in our community. To learn more about this program, please click here. If you have questions about this mission program and would like more information, please click here - we will get back with you soon!
Upcoming Opportunities To Serve
CROP Walk is a once-a-year event, usually occurring in October. People serve through cash donations and/or participating in the walk itself. Anyone can serve and make a difference in our community and the lives of those around the globe. At other times of the year, there are many opportunities at West Heights to participate in hunger-related outreach programs. Please click here to see what service opportunities are coming up soon!
Where We Walk
The walk occurs at at Sedgwick County Park, Horseshoe Shelter. They generally have two walking courses: one about a mile long and another about 2-3 miles.
Would you like to see people in action serving God through CROP Walk? Check it out below!
25 people of all ages walked on a dreary, rainy day to support the fight against hunger! The tally of contributions is not yet complete. A big thanks to everyone that participated, including those that organized our team, donated money or walked.
23 people walked to fight huger today! We received donations of approximately $2,300. When the final results are tabulated, we hope to regain ownership of the CROP Walk quilt for another year! Thanks to everyone that walked or donated to this cause!
34 people registered to walk, $1,535 in donations were collected and West Heights was awarded the CROP Walk quilt for highest donations!