Spring CROP Hunger Walks aim high

Many communities across the country celebrate the arrival of spring by participating in their local CROP Hunger Walk. Each Walk has a common purpose to help end hunger one step at a time. But each Walk is unique, too, shaped by the concerns of that particular community.

Henry and Vi Jones
Vi and Henry Jones

Many communities across the country celebrate the arrival of spring by participating in their local CROP Hunger Walk.  Each Walk has a common purpose – to help end hunger one step at a time.  But each Walk is unique, too, shaped by the concerns of that particular community.

One example: The 2010 Vi Jones Fullerton CROP Hunger Walk is dedicated to the memory of Vi Jones.  Vi walked for 29 years in the Fullerton Area CROP Hunger Walk until succumbing to cancer in late August 2009.  A dedicated United Methodist, her passionate support of the Walk along with her husband, Henry, helped it grow steadily over those years.  This year the Walk hopes to raise over $100,000 – the first CROP Hunger Walk in California to reach that level!  Vi’s love of life, dedication to community service, and resilience in the face of cancer have inspired her entire community.

One of her favorite quotes speaks to her feisty spirit:

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

The Walk has been renamed in Vi's honor because she was an inspiration to so many.  The Vi Jones Fullerton CROP Hunger Walk will be held April 25. You can visit Henry Jones's page and help him and the Walk achieve their important goal.  

 

 

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