My buddy Matt decided that it would be great to use his blog as a force for good a few weeks ago: specifically, raising funds for the Alzheimer's Memory Walk in honor of his mom, who suffers early onset Alzheimer's (though I would be remiss if I didn't note that he still hasn't blogged about the walk itself. Shame! There, Matt - you've been tagged.)
So, I'll do the same here for our local CROP Walk. CROP is a Church World Service fundraiser: Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. While I don't have a personal connection as Matt does, in a sense we all have a connection to the fact that the vast majority of us on this planet are forced to live on less than $2 per day, with limited access to clean water and sufficient food. CROP is just one small way that each of us can make a difference.
Here is a link where you can donate to the Ames/Story County CROP Walk for my team. If you'd rather provide a general donation, you can do that here. Either way, even $1 would provide a substantial benefit for those in need. Thanks for doing it - not from me, but from those for whom I and our Lutheran Center folks will be walking. God bless!