CROP Hunger Walk - Last Call for 2009
We have until the end of this month to raise money for the wonderful cause of the CROP Hunger Walk (that means through this weekend). Please reach into your hearts, and into your pockets, and offer what you can via the banner ad below. Clicking through the banner will take you to the Wall Street Greek contribution page at CWS, where we welcome even the smallest donation. I will never see nor touch your contribution; I am only acting as a medium for CWS.
CROP Hunger Walk
This year's CROP Hunger Walk proved another nice experience, as a solid group of good people marched through a chilly sprinkling to raise money to feed the neediest of the world, including those in the USA. The image above shows yours truly and Wall Street Greek Columnist Daniel Salem Padovano, as we enjoyed the honor of leading the walk for half of its soul-enriching journey.
This year's walk was expanded to twice the distance of that of 2008, and proved to be an enjoyable challenge. I'll ask New York Walk organizer, John Paterakis, to offer the exact details of the distance and anything more he would like to add via the comment function below this blog post. To be quite honest, the time passed so quickly, I hardly noticed the distance traversed. Good company makes for good times.
I must tell you that I am a little disappointed with the total contribution from Wall Street Greek readers. Times are tough, but even a small five dollar donation is welcomed. In times like today's, many charities see a decline in giving. It is unfortunate, because it comes at a time when charity is needed even more. I know a lot of you gave at the office, but I'm asking you to please give again if you can.
There's a story in the Bible you may recall (Mark 12:41), where Jesus takes note of the giving of an old poor woman. He compares her charity to that of wealthy men who give in order to be seen doing so. Whether you are religious or atheist is of no matter to understanding the truth of this story. Jesus says to his disciples, "Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood." By no means am I asking you to do as much as that poor woman, for she was exceptional.
I want to thank you for your help and interest in the blog. If you were unable to help, then maybe next year you might walk and raise money. There are noble efforts underway almost daily, so there's also no need to wait that long. We should do what we can, even if that service is other than donation. President Obama has loudly put out the call to the citizenry to serve our fellow man. That sweet song rings true the world over. This was something that I myself promised to do when I made it big some day; then I discovered that even a poor man can give of his heart... and that giving can be more enriching than money.
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