AU G.I.V.S. Participating in Local Crop Walk

AU G.I.V.S. Participating in Local Crop Walk

9/19/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – AU G.I.V.S (formerly Community Care), which stands for Ashland University Gets Involved with Volunteer Service, will be participating in the 20th Annual Ashland County Crop Walk that will take place on Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Ashland.

The Ashland County Crop Walk will not only raise funds and awareness about world hunger, but 25 percent of the funds raised will stay in Ashland County and be gifted to the following food centers and pantries: St. Edward’s Church, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, The Salvation Army and Helping Hands Food Pantry in Loudonville.

Jennifer Washock, director of Orientation and Community Service at Ashland University, states “Our goal is to recruit 100 walkers representing AU and to raise $1,000, meaning each walker will only need to raise $10.”

The CROP Hunger Walks began in October of 1969 in Bismark, N.D., when a thousand people walked and raised $25,000 to help stop hunger. Today, more than 2,000 communities across the United States join in more than 1,600 CROP Hunger Walks yearly. More than five million people have participated in more than 36,000 walks within the last two decades.

Those with questions or wanting more information about the Ashland walk should contact Washock at  Those interested in joining the AU team can sign up at:

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###