LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pastor thanks community for support for annual CROP Walk


On  Oct. 9,  about 85 walkers participated in the 35th annual Crossroads CROP Walk sponsored by Church World Service. Walkers left from the Reed City Middle School and followed a 10-kilometer route to raise about $10,000. Along with helping provide food and clean water around the world, a portion of the money will go to the Reed City Ministerial Association Food Pantry.

The CROP Walk Steering Committee wishes to thank all those who participated that day and those who pledged money to help support this cause. We also wish to thank:

  • Our corporate sponsors, whose donations helped us buy T-shirts, food and water for all of our walkers: Babb Ford; Chemical Bank; Logic Plus Inc.; Phelps Plumbing and Heating; Phil’s County Line Service; Reed City Tool; Rich Sheldon State Farm Agency; Spectrum Health; and South Park Homes;
  • Reed City Public Schools for letting us use their facilities;
  • The Old Rugged Cross Museum and volunteers for opening its building as a rest stop; and
  • Volunteers from our churches who provided soup or chili at the end of our walk.

In Matthew 25, Jesus tells of those honored by God for providing food, water, clothing and comfort to those in need. His words in verse 40 could be directed to all of our Reed City community who participated in the CROP Walk: “I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.”

Pastor Kathy Cadarette,

coordinator, 35th annual