75 Mile Walk to Support Growing Hope Globally

Written by Paul R. Kopenkoskey on . Posted in Local

nbGrowing Hope Globally (GHG) co-founders Bev Abma and Ron DeWeerd will walk 75 miles throughout West Michigan to raise support for GHG, an organization they both founded in 1999. The walk will begin with a send-off at First Reformed Church in Fremont on Aug. 11 and will culminate with Dairy Day at Nutrient Ag Solutions in Wayland on Aug. 21. The public is invited to join the walkers or participate in one of the events being planned along the way.

Growing Hope Globally works with U.S. communities, giving them the opportunity to respond to global hunger from where they live. Through a unique Growing Project model, communities come together around the common cause of hunger. Farmers grow crops while businesses, churches and individuals cover the input and land costs. When crops are sold, profits are used to support agricultural development programs around the world, giving those struggling with hunger the dignity of being able to provide for themselves.

Abma and DeWeerd have used their gifts alongside many others to build GHG into an organization with supporters across the U.S. and agricultural development programs around the world that have reached more than 2.1 million people, helping them to find lasting solutions to hunger. DeWeerd will be retiring from the organization later this year after 22 years of service. To donate to this fund, visit give. www.growinghopeglobally.org/Next-Generation

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Paul R. Kopenkoskey
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Paul R. Kopenkoskey is a full-time freelance writer and editor for an assortment of publications including Grand Rapids Magazine, Grand Rapids Business Journal, and Faith Grand Rapids magazine. He has completed his first novel with the working title, Karl Beguiled. He and his wife, Barb, live in Wyoming, Michigan. They have three children and five grandchildren.

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