Friends of the Poor Walk Planning Under Way

The planning committee for this year’s Friends of the Poor Walk in Des Moines met on Saturday to begin planning for the event to be held at Pete Crivaro Park from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 29.
Anyone interested in additional information or in serving of this year’s organizing committee may contact Jessica Daab at (515) 282-8328 or Eric Woolson at Anyone who would like to sign up as a walker should check out the national society’s web page for the event and click “Walkers.”
“The Friends of the Poor Walk is a great opportunity to help those in need and, to be honest, it is a wonderful chance to get to know other people committed to the cause of the poor in our community. Any money that is raised goes directly to the Des Moines Council and our conferences to help people in need right here in the metro area,” said Maureen “Moe” Kauzlarich, this year’s event chair. “Walkers have the option of one mile or two, which makes it a wonderful event for young and old. Anyone who isn’t up for the walk but would like to show their support on the day of the event is invited to join us at the park’s shelter house for music, lunch and friendship.”