Crop Walk Raises Money for Disadvantaged People All Over the World
YAKIMA--Yakima churches banded together to walk for those less fortunate at today's Crop Walk.
About 30 people braved the bad weather to walk a 5K. They 're raising money for Yakima Interfaith Coalition's emergency services, and also for places stricken by poverty and natural disasters.
This is the crop walk's 20th year in Yakima. The purpose remains the same.
"We walk because they walk," David Helseth, Englewood Christian Church, said. "There are people in the world who have to walk 5 kilometers a day to get fresh water. What we're doing is walking 5 kilometers today in solidarity with people around the world."
One-fourth of the money raised stays in Yakima. The rest will go to Church World Services. Yakima's Crop Walk has raised more than $125,000 since it began 20 years ago.