Jefferson City Residents Walk to Overcome Poverty

1 decade 2 years 2 weeks ago Sunday, October 01 2006 Oct 1, 2006 Sunday, October 01, 2006 10:11:55 PM CDT October 01, 2006 in News

Bryce Atkins walks in the CROP walk every year and has since he was in high school.

For Atkins, there is more to the walk than just exercise.

"It's a very warming feeling knowing that I may be helping somebody that I'll never meet," said Atkins.

Young and old about 90 walkers came to step up and show their support.

"There are people that are less fortunate than you, and if you can walk, then you can help people," said walker Becca Blosser. "Even if you can't donate money."

"It's a basic need of everybody. One billion people live without water everyday, clean water, everyday, and if we can help eliminate and overcome poverty, then everyone around the world will have a better standard of living," said event coordinator Atkins.

Walkers started near the Capitol and followed signs along main street to Memorial park and back to where they started.

Walkers welcomed rest stops along the way to drink some water and have some snacks.

This was the 34th annual CROP Walk in Jefferson City.

Jefferson City crop walkers hope to have raised $5,000.

Each year, they donate 25% of the money to a local food bank in Jefferson City. This year, they chose the New Life Evangelistic Center.

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