Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Participants in the Sept. 21 CROP Walk for Hunger celebrated not only the 25th anniversary of the CROP Walk in the Gorge, but the 25th time rain has stayed at bay.
Although it looked like Friday evening’s storm would end the streak, by Saturday morning the rain had not only let up, occasional rays of sunshine managed to break between the clouds. Walkers gathered Saturday at Hood River Valley Christian Church and chose between the Golden Mile, 5K and 10K walks.
Organized locally by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries (GEM), this year’s event drew some 200 walkers, who raised $9,000, and counting, for the Christian Rural Overseas Program (CROP). Seventy-five percent of the funds will help feed people worldwide, with 25 percent donated to local food banks. Church groups from both sides of the Columbia River participated, as did individuals and business groups.
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Oil train car being transported by truck
A damaged rail car from the June 3, 2016 oil train derailment and fire is transported from the crash site via truck on I84. Enlarge