2010 brought with it large scale disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan. Church World Service continues to provide humanitarian relief and development assistance to these areas. What will 2011 bring? How will the world respond to the global needs of the poorest and most vulnerable? We've attached a link to an insightful article from the CWS website. Church World Service CEO, Rev. John L. McCullough gives his thoughts for 2011 and the plans Church World Service has for fighting domestic and global hunger. He believes that the world's poorest will benefit from ground level action, with governments and local communities, and humanitarian players taking the lead to enact their own solutions to hunger and food crises. He also stated that "the hungry and poor can’t afford to wait for world bodies to solve the problems. He adds that solving the world hunger problem can't be done without addressing the issues of climate change and water resources. For detailed information on some of the programs planned by CWS for 2011, please read the article.
As a follow-up to our 30th Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk we mailed a customized calendar with photos and facts about our local walk to Rev. McCullough. Our walk is one of over 1600 CROP hunger events that help to support the programs of CWS. We wanted Rev. McCullough to see some of the many faces of those who help to make our walk such a continued success. We appreciated his enthusiastic response and recognition of our local hunger walk as one of the largest and most successful in the country.