Homeless Connections

Community Agency/Organization: Homeless Connections
Date: 08/20/2015
Time: On Call
Where: Homeless Connections, 400 N. Division Street, Appleton
Website: homelessconnections.net

Contact person for event: Beth Servais, beth@homelessconnections.net, 920-882-0346

Description of Event/Project:
Homeless Connections is ending homelessness by connecting individuals and families to resources that promote self-sufficiency and prevent future homeless episodes. Our organization works with many individuals and we are in need of volunteers who are experienced in speaking other languages besides English including Spanish, Mandarin, and using Sign Language. The volunteers would translate for clients who do not use English as their first language. The position is on-going and on-call, making it flexible with volunteers’ schedules.

Fox Cities Area CROP Walk for Hunger

Community Agency/Organization: Fox Cities Area CROP Walk for Hunger
Date: 10/11/2015
Time: 1pm
Where: Memorial Presbyterian Church
Website: crophungerwalk.org

Contact person for event: Mary Poulson (previous LU faculty member), 734-8137
Email address: webwalk@crophungerwalk.org
Phone number: 1-888-297-2767

Description of Event/Project:
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.

On October 17, 1969, a thousand people in Bismarck, ND, walked in what may have been the start of the hunger walks related to CROP – and raised $25,000 to help stop hunger. As far as we know, York County, Penn., was the first walk officially called the CROP Walk for the Hungry – and that event has been continuous since 1970. Several other CROP Hunger Walks occurred soon thereafter, and before long there were hundreds of Walks each year in communities nationwide.