Hunger Walk helps many

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Thank you, Auburn Journal, for helping to publicize the Auburn Crop Hunger Walk on Oct. 21. Several new walkers were recruited because they saw the articles in the Journal. Thanks also to Kathleen Hering who stepped up to the leadership position vacated by long-time coordinator Larry Soderman. The weather was perfect for the three-mile walk through the streets of Downtown and Old Town Auburn. To me, the best part was seeing folks with many different faiths walking together, to help alleviate hunger in Auburn and throughout the world. This 17th year, the churches participating were Bethlehem Lutheran, Unity, Auburn Grace Community, Auburn Presbyterian, Faith Lutheran, First Congregational, Pioneer United Methodist, Sierra Foothills Unitarian, Saint Luke’s Episcopal and St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. Though the total donations won’t be tabulated until all pledges are turned in, early figures show that 104 walkers raised approximately $5,700. Twenty-five percent will be distributed locally to the Auburn Food Closet and the Gathering Inn Community. Seventy-five percent will be given to Church World Service projects. Congratulations Auburn Journal for 140 years of service to our community. Many events such as the Crop Hunger Walk would be less successful without your help. Sue Dings, publicist, Auburn Crop Hunger Walk, Auburn