As participants in the local CROP Walk, Mary Baldwin University 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 will accept donations until October 31.
Students are also choosing a charity organization to partner with for a shoe drive to be held on campus in November, Low said.