Students Walk to Address Hunger
As participants in the local CROP Walk, 39 Mary Baldwin College students — many of whom are enrolled in Chaplain Katherine Low’s Faith, Life, and Service class — learned what it is like to walk a mile (or six, to be more accurate) in someone else’s shoes. The distance is representative of how far someone in an underdeveloped country might travel for access to clean water. The annual CROP Walk raises funds for both the Staunton-Augusta Church Relief Association and the international arm of Church World Services. Low is encouraged by this year’s turnout from MBC, and noted it as a positive outcome of the college’s participation in the President’s Interfaith Community Service Campus Challenge, a yearlong push to encourage students of all faiths to work together on tough issues. Low will accept donations until November 1.